luteolysin

luteolysin

 [loo″te-ol´ĭ-sin]
a substance that causes degeneration of corpus luteum.

lu·te·ol·y·sin

(lū'tē-ol'i-sin),
Any natural or compounded agent which destroys the function of the corpus luteum.
[L. luteus, saffron-yellow, + G. lysis, dissolution]

luteolysin

An obsolete term for a substance that destroys or counteracts activity of the corpus luteum; the existence of luteolysins was questioned in 1970, and was later proved to be prostaglandin F2 alpha.

luteolysin

(loo″tē-ō-lī′sĭn) [L. luteus, yellow, + Gr. lysis, dissolution]
Something that promotes disintegration of the corpus luteum.
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1984) and attenuates endometrial production of the luteolysin prostaglandin F2[alpha], in turn maintaining corpus luteum function (Spencer et al.