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Stud male-originating chemosignals: A luteotrophic agent
By:Archunan, G (Archunan, G.)
INDIAN JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY
Volume: 52
Issue: 1
Pages: 5-16
Published: JAN 2014
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Abstract
The chemosignals from mating male are found to be responsible for protecting his coital partner against pregnancy
failure induced by strange male or food-deprivation. The stud male pheromone not only provides luteotrophic support in
female of vulnerable condition but also exerts luteotrophic effect in pregnancy-blocked females by inducing
pseudopregnancy. The luteotrophic stimulus rendered by stud male to prevent pregnancy failure is mediated through
the main olfactory system, and not through the accessory olfactory system, since the accessory olfactory system is
primarily involved in perceiving the luteolytic stimulus produced from strange male for causing pregnancy failure. It has
been shown that pericopulatory period seems to be crucial in females in the formation of stud male chemosignals, and
the olfactory luteotrophic memory of stud male is further proved to be a short-term one. The precise mechanism
involved in accessing and retaining the stud male chemical cues is unclear. In this brief review an attempt has been
made to bring out the luteotrophic process of stud male chemosignals, the olfactory pathway and critical period to
access the signals. The possible neural mechanism and neural chemistry underlying the formation and recognition of
mating male chemical cues are also highlighted.
Keywords
Author Keywords:Chemosignals; Olfactory luteotrophic memory; Pheromone; Stud male
KeyWords Plus:ACCESSORY OLFACTORY-BULB; INDUCED IMPLANTATION FAILURE; VOLE MICROTUSAGRESTIS; MAJOR URINARY PROTEINS;IMMEDIATE-EARLY GENES; FOOD-DEPRIVED MICE; MALE GUINEAPIGS; MALE-MOUSE URINE; VOMERONASAL ORGAN; LABORATORY MICE
Author Information
Reprint Address: Archunan, G (reprint author)
Bharathidasan Univ, Dept Anim Sci, Ctr Pheromone Technol, Tiruchchirappalli 620024, Tamil Nadu, India.
Addresses:
[ 1 ] Bharathidasan Univ, Dept Anim Sci, Ctr Pheromone Technol, Tiruchchirappalli 620024, Tamil Nadu, India
E-mail Addresses:[email protected]
Funding
Funding Agency
Commonwealth Commission, London
INSA, New Delhi
DBT, Govt. of India
ICAR, Govt. of India
DST, Govt. of India
Grant Number
CSIR, Govt. of India
DST-PURSE, Govt. of India
UGC-SAP, Govt. of India
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Publisher
NATL INST SCIENCE COMMUNICATION-NISCAIR, DR K S KRISHNAN MARG, PUSA CAMPUS, NEW DELHI 110
012, INDIA
Categories / Classification
Research Areas:Life Sciences & Biomedicine - Other Topics
Web of Science Categories:Biology
Document Information
Document Type:Review
Language:English
Accession Number: WOS:000329954800001
PubMed ID: 24617011
ISSN: 0019-5189
eISSN: 0975-1009
Other Information
IDS Number: 293ES
Cited References in Web of Science Core Collection: 122
Times Cited in Web of Science Core Collection: 0
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