Persistence of the oxytocin receptor (OTR) in the bovine uterus during the first 7 d after calving was investigated by means of immunohistochemical staining. Immunoreactive OTRs were present in different locations in the uterus on almost all days except day 2, when staining was seen only in the endothelium of blood vessels in the endometrium and myometrium. This finding supports the hypothesis that oxytocin may be ecbolic in cows through the 1st week post partum, but further studies are required to assess the receptor functionality during this period.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2014|
Perumamthadathil, C., Johnson, W., LeBlanc, S., Foster, RA., & Chenier, T. (2014). Persistence of oxytocin receptors in the bovine uterus during the first 7 d after calving: An immunohistochemical study. Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, 78(1), 72-77.