To evaluate whether unacylated ghrelin and obestatin were able to influence human luteal cell function. The effect of these two ghrelin-related peptides on progesterone (P4), prostaglandin (PG) F(2α), PGE(2), and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) release and on VEGF expression in isolated human steroidogenic cells has been investigated.
- Cells, Cultured
- Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
- Luteal Cells
- RNA, Messenger
- Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A