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Beef Cattle 
Beef cattle farming is Tennesseeís number one farm commodity - and herd reproductive health is critical. UTís Institute of Agriculture is working on research to boost cattle pregnancy rates.


 

Recent Publications

The role of arachidonate and prostaglandins in colorectal carcinogenesis - The case for NSAIDs and fish oil.  McEntee, M. F.  2014.  Veterinary Cancer Society Newsletter.

Phospholipase A2 regulation of uterine prostaglandin production.  Godkin, J. D.  2010.  Biol Reprod, SSR 2010 Annual Meeting, Special Edition: 340.

Pregnancy retention of bovine recipients following transfer of embryos exposed to a prostaglandin F2Š receptor antagonist during collection.  Roper D.A., F.N. Scenna, A. M. Saxton, J. L. Edwards, N. R. Rohrbach, and F. N. Schrick.  2009.  Reprod. Fertil. Dev. 21(1):171.

Pregnancy Retention and Calf Performance after Exposure to a Prostaglandin F2Š Receptor Antagonist during Embryo Collection.  Roper, D. A.  2009.  M.S. Thesis.

Development of heat-stressed ova matured in the presence of a prostaglandin F2Š antagonist.  Ward A.M., F. N. Schrick, R.R. Payton, E. Peioxoto, and J. L. Edwards.  2009.  Reprod. Fertil. Dev. 21(1):226.

n3 and n6 Polyunsaturated fatty acids differentially modulate prostaglandin E secretion but not markers of lipogenesis in adipocytes Wortman, P., Y. Miyazaki, N. S. Kalupahana, M. Hansen-Petrik, A. M. Saxton, K. Claycombe, B. H. Voy, and N. Moustaid-Moussa.  2009.  Biomed Central Nutrition & Metabolism 2009, 6:5 doi:10.1186/1743-7075-6-5. 21 January 2009.

Phospholipase A2 regulation of bovine endometrial (BEND) cell prostaglandin production.  Godkin, J. D., M. P. Roberts, Elgayyar, M., Guan, W., and P. K. Tithof.  2008.  Reprod Biol & Endocrinol 6:44-53 .

Detrimental effects of prostaglandin F2Š on in vitro embryo development in bovine are inhibited by a receptor antagonist.  Scenna F.N., J. L. Edwards, and F. N. Schrick.  2008.  Reprod. Fertil. Dev. 20(1):153.

Pregnancy rates of recipient animals following application of a selective prostaglandin F2α receptor antagonist during embryo recovery.  Scenna F.N., J. L. Edwards, G.M. Schuenemann, D.A. Roper, and F. N. Schrick.  2008.  Reprod. Fertil. Dev. 20(1):154.

Pregnancy rates of transferred embryos following addition of a prostaglandin F2Š receptor blocker to collection media.  Schrick, F. N., F.N. Scenna, J. L. Edwards, D.A. Roper, A. M. Saxton, and M.E. Hockett.  2008.  Proceedings of the American Embryo Transfer Association/ Canadian Embryo Transfer Association Meeting, Kansas City, MO. Pp. 1-9.

Distinct Phospholipase A2 Enzymes Regulate Prostaglandin E2 And F2alpha Production By Bovine Endometrial Epithelial Cells.  Tithof, P.K., M. P. Roberts, W. Guan, M. Elgayyar, and J. D. Godkin.  2007.  Reprod Biol Endocrinol 5: 16-28 .

PUFA modulate adipocyte prostaglandin secretion and fatty acid metabolism in 3T3-L1 adipocytes.  Wortman, P, S. Fletcher, N. S. Kalupahana, J. Whelan, and N. Moustaid-Moussa.  2007.  In preparation.