Articles written in Journal of Biosciences
Volume 6 Issue S2 July 1984 pp 75-82
The effect of super-ovulatory dose of pregnant mare serum gonadotropin and human chorionic gonadotropin on ovulation, advancement of ovulation, subsequent embryo development and implantation were studied in the hamster. Groups of hamsters received pregnant mare serum gonadotropin injection on day 1 of the estrous cycle followed by human chorionic gonadotropin injection either at 56 or 76 h later, pregnant mare serum gonadotropin alone on day 1 or human chorionic gonadotropin alone on day 3.
The combination therapy (pregnant mare serum gonadotropin and human chorionic gonadotropin) resulted in super-ovulation (an average of 40 mature ova/animal) while human chorionic gonadotropin alone yielded an average of 10 mature ova/animal. Ovulation was advanced by 24 h by giving human chorionic gonadotropin at 56 h instead of 76 h after pregnant mare serum gonadotropin. Subsequent embryo development and implantation occurring under different hormonal regimens were studied. The ova obtained by giving human chorionic gonadotropin injection at 56 h were poorly fertilizable