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Nutritional stress-induced implantation failure in newly inseminated mice: effect of the presence of stud males.
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PMID:  2630305     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Implantation failure was induced in a large proportion of newly inseminated female mice by food deprivation for 48 hrs beginning at 10.00 hr on day 4 post coitum. The presence of the stud male prevented implantation failure in food-deprived females. The protective effect on implantation in food-deprived females was not provided by the presence of a conspecific strange male. It is suggested that the newly inseminated female retains the olfactory "memory" of the stud male over a period of time after mating and this memory induces a luteotrophic effect in food-deprived females leading to the protection of implantation. The results also lend strong support to the view that the newly inseminated female mouse identifies her coital partner as an individual through olfactory cues.
G Archunan; C J Dominic
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Experimental and clinical endocrinology     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0232-7384     ISO Abbreviation:  Exp. Clin. Endocrinol.     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-05-01     Completed Date:  1990-05-01     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8302802     Medline TA:  Exp Clin Endocrinol     Country:  GERMANY, EAST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  233-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Zoology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi/India.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Body Weight
Embryo Implantation / physiology*
Embryo, Mammalian / physiology
Gestational Age
Insemination / physiology*
Olfactory Pathways / physiology
Sexual Behavior, Animal / physiology

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