Published online by Cambridge University Press: 23 November 2017
β-Carotene is present in extremely high concentrations in the bovine corpus luteum. It may be necessary for optimal ovarian development and steroidogenesis. We have previously shown that treatment of bovine luteal cell cultures with a High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) preparation containing β-carotene can significantly increase progesterone production (Arikan and Rodway, 1997). The main objectives of the present study were; 1. To investigate uptake and depletion of β-carotene by luteal cells. 2. To examine whether LH or dibutyry1 cyclic AMP (dbcAMP) has an effect on the metabolism of β-carotene in luteal cells.
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