Comparison of serum leptin, glucose, total cholesterol and total protein levels in fertile and repeat breeder cows


GÜZEL S., TANRIVERDİ M.

REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE ZOOTECNIA-BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE, vol.43, no.12, pp.643-647, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1590/s1516-35982014001200003
  • Journal Name: REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE ZOOTECNIA-BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.643-647
  • Keywords: adipose tissue, cow, leptin hormone, reproductive problem, BLOOD BIOCHEMICAL PROFILE, METABOLIC SIGNAL, PLASMA LEPTIN, DAIRY-COWS, EXPRESSION, SECRETION, GLAND

Abstract

In the present study we measured serum glucose, leptin, total cholesterol and total protein concentrations in repeat breeder cows and compared them with fertile cows. For this aim, 20 repeat breeder cows and 20 fertile cows were used as material. Repeat breeder cows were found to have lower levels of leptin and glucose as compared with fertile ones. No significant differences in total cholesterol and total protein levels were observed between the two groups. No significant correlation of leptin with glucose, total cholesterol and total protein was observed in fertile and repeat breeder cows. Low concentrations of glucose and leptin can have some effects on reproductive problems as repeat breeder and help to understand potential mechanisms impairing fertility in repeat breeder cows.