Affiliation: University of California
Conley A, Scholtz E, Legacki E, Corbin C, Knych H, Dujovne G, et al
. 5?-dihydroprogesterone concentrations and synthesis in non-pregnant mares. J Endocrinol. 2018;238:25-32 pubmed publisher
..The presence of DHP in pregnant perissodactyla as well as proboscidean species suggests horses may be a valuable model for reproductive endocrinology in other exotic taxa. ..
Conley A, Pattison J, Bird I. Variations in adrenal androgen production among (nonhuman) primates. Semin Reprod Med. 2004;22:311-26 pubmed
..Based on the very limited available data, the most promising nonhuman primate models are marmosets for the human FZ, chimpanzees for human adrenarche, and macaques and baboons for mature ZR function that declines with senescence. ..
Conley A, Moeller B, Nguyen A, Stanley S, Plant T, Abbott D. Defining adrenarche in the rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta), a non-human primate model for adrenal androgen secretion. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2011;336:110-6 pubmed publisher
..Adrenarche in any species should be defined only after careful longitudinal hormone analysis have been conducted in stages of development that are suggested by morphological and biochemical evidence of ZR maturation. ..
Conley A, Mapes S, Corbin C, Greger D, Walters K, Trant J, et al
. A comparative approach to structure-function studies of mammalian aromatases. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2001;79:289-97 pubmed
..These studies are currently in progress. ..
Conley A, Bernstein R, Nguyen A. Adrenarche in nonhuman primates: the evidence for it and the need to redefine it. J Endocrinol. 2012;214:121-31 pubmed publisher
Conley A. Review of the reproductive endocrinology of the pregnant and parturient mare. Theriogenology. 2016;86:355-65 pubmed publisher
..However, all major pregnanes decrease from 3 days before foaling, when fetal cortisol is reportedly rising. Though unique, equine pregnancy and parturition share many features in common with those seen in human pregnancy and birth. ..
Corbin C, Legacki E, Ball B, Scoggin K, Stanley S, Conley A. Equine 5?-reductase activity and expression in epididymis. J Endocrinol. 2016;231:23-33 pubmed publisher
Conley A, Hinshelwood M. Mammalian aromatases. Reproduction. 2001;121:685-95 pubmed
Conley A, Corbin C, Browne P, Mapes S, Place N, Hughes A, et al
. Placental expression and molecular characterization of aromatase cytochrome P450 in the spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta). Placenta. 2007;28:668-75 pubmed
..Other hyaenids and carnivores must be investigated to determine the morphological and functional ancestral state of their placentas, as it relates to evolutionary relationships among species in this important taxonomic group...