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Clay A Lents
Reproduction Research
Research Physiologist (Animals)

Phone: (402) 762-4184
Fax: (402) 762-4382

P.O. BOX 166
CLAY CENTER , NE 689330166
Projects
Improving Lifetime Productivity in Swine
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 433074
Maternal Lactocrine Programming of Porcine Female Reproductive Tract Development
Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 434088
Role of GnRH-II and its Receptor in Testicular Function of Swine
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 432315
Dietary Effects on Sow Productivity to Three Parities
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 425959
Dietary Effects on Sow Productivity to Three Parities
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 428682
Dietary Effects on Sow Productivity to Three Parities
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 434211
Dietary Effects on Sow Productivity to Three Parities
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 434215
Dietary Effects on Sow Productivity to Three Parities - Auburn University
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 434244
Dietary Effects on Sow Productivity to Three Parities - Oklahoma State University
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 434302
Dietary Effects on Sow Productivity to Three Parities
Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement (T)
  Accession Number: 430626

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Maternal age influences the number of primordial follicles in the ovaries of yearling Angus heifers -
Dietary effects on sow productivity to three parities (NPB#13-259, Midterm) -
How does body composition affect productivity -
Lents, C.A. 2018. How does body composition affect productivity. World Wide Web. https://www.pork.org/blog/august-2018-animal-science-webinar-series/. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjVnJb4sUXM&feature=youtu.be
Influences of maternal nutrient restriction and arginine supplementation on visceral metabolism and hypothalamic circuitry of offspring -
Prezotto, L.D., Thorson, J.F., Borowicz, P.P., Peine, J.L., Bedenbaugh, M., Hileman, S.M., Lents, C.A., Caton, J.S., Swanson, K.C. 2018. Influences of maternal nutrient restriction and arginine supplementation on visceral metabolism and hypothalamic circuitry of offspring. Domestic Animal Endocrinology. 65:71-79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.domaniend.2018.06.001.
GnRH-II and its receptor are critical regulators of testicular steroidogenesis in swine -
Desaulniers, A.T., Cederberg, R.A., Lents, C.A., White, B.R. 2018. GnRH-II and its receptor are critical regulators of testicular steroidogenesis in swine [abstract]. Society for the Study of Reproduction 51st Annual Meeting, 10-13 July 2018, New Orleans, LA. p. 111-112. Available: https://www.ssr.org/sites/ssr.org/files/2018_annual_meeting_abstracts_updated.pdf
Maternal age influences folliculogenesis and gene networks in the ovaries of beef heifers -
Cushman, R.A., Tenley, S.C., Spuri Gomes, R., Rosasco, S.L., Northrop, E.J., Rich, J.J., Mcneel, A.K., Summers, A.F., Miles, J.R., Chase, C.C., Lents, C.A., Perry, G.A., Wood, J.R., Cupp, A.S. 2018. Maternal age influences folliculogenesis and gene networks in the ovaries of beef heifers [abstract]. Society for the Study of Reproduction Annual Meeting. Abstract Program p. 137-138. Available: https://www.ssr.org/sites/ssr.org/files/2018_annual_meeting_abstracts_updated.pdf.
Energy balance affects pulsatile secretion of luteinizing hormone from the adenohypophesis and expression of neurokinin B in the hypothalamus of ovariectomized gilts -
Thorson, J.F., Prezotto, L.D., Adams, H., Petersen, S.L., Clapper, J.A., Wright, E.C., Oliver, W.T., Freking, B.A., Foote, A.P., Berry, E.D., Nonneman, D.J., Lents, C.A. 2018. Energy balance affects pulsatile secretion of luteinizing hormone from the adenohypophesis and expression of neurokinin B in the hypothalamus of ovariectomized gilts. Biology of Reproduction. 99(2):433-445. https://doi.org/10.1093/biolre/ioy069.
Nutritional regulation of LH secretion in gilts: Hypothalamic expression of kisspeptin and neurokinin B -
Lents, C.A., Thorsen, J.F., Adams, H., Petersen, S.L., Prezotto, L.D., Berry, E.D., Nonneman, D.J. 2018. Nutritional regulation of LH secretion in gilts: Hypothalamic expression of kisspeptin and neurokinin B [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 96(Supplement 2):211-212. Abstract 394.
The effect of Slit homolog 2 (SLIT2) on populations of preantral follicles in cultured cortical tissue from pig ovaries -
Witzke, M.C., Cushman, R.A., Lents, C.A. 2018. The effect of Slit homolog 2 (SLIT2) on populations of preantral follicles in cultured cortical tissue from pig ovaries [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 96 (Supplement 2):208. Abstract 387.
Primary hypogonadism in gonadotropin-releasing hormone II receptor knockdown boars -
Desaulniers, A.T., Cederberg, R.A., Knox, R.V., Lents, C.A., White, B.R. 2018. Primary hypogonadism in gonadotropin-releasing hormone II receptor knockdown boars [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 96(Supplement 2):52-53. Abstract 100.
Integration of gene expression profiling of hypothalamic arcuate nucleus with genome-wide associations to discover functional variants associated with age at puberty in gilts -
Wijesena, H.R., Lents, C.A., Keel, B.N., Riethoven, J.J., Spangler, M.L., Kachman, S.D., Ciobanu, D.C. 2017. Integration of gene expression profiling of hypothalamic arcuate nucleus with genome-wide associations to discover functional variants associated with age at puberty in gilts. [abstract] In proceedings: Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXVI, San Diego, CA. 13-17 Jan.2018. Abstract W981. Available: pag.confex.com/pag/xxvi/meetingapp.cgi/paper/31862.
Aberrant secretion of 10 gonadal steroids in gonadotropin-releasing hormone II receptor knockdown boars -
Desaulniers, A.T., Cederberg, R.A., Lents, C.A., White, B.R. 2017. Aberrant secretion of 10 gonadal steroids in gonadotropin-releasing hormone II receptor knockdown boars. [Abstract] In: Proceedings 14th Annual Gilbert S. Greenwald Symposium on Reproduction and Regenerative Medicine, Kansas City, KS, Oct. 19-20, 2017. p. 36. Available: http://www.kumc.edu/greenwald-symposium/history.html
Expression and role of gonadotropin-releasing hormone 2 and its receptor in mammals -
Desaulniers, A.T., Cederberg, R.A., Lents, C.A., White, B.R. 2017. Expression and role of gonadotropin-releasing hormone 2 and its receptor in mammals. Frontiers in Endocrinology. 8:269. https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2017.00269.
Utilization of GnRH-II receptor knockdown pigs to explore steroidogenesis in the testis -
Desaulniers, A.T., Cederberg, R.A., Mills, G.A., Lents, C.A., White, B.R. 2018. Utilization of GnRH-II receptor knockdown pigs to explore steroidogenesis in the testis [abstract]. Transgenic Animal Research Conference. 27(5):471-472. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11248-018-0086-x.
Effect of feeding three lysine to energy diets on growth, body composition and age at puberty in replacement gilts Reprint Icon -
Calderon-Diaz, J.A., Vallet, J.L., Boyd, R.D., Lents, C.A., Prince, T.J., DeDecker, A.E., Phillips, C.E., Foxcroft, G., Stalder, K.J. 2017. Effect of feeding three lysine to energy diets on growth, body composition and age at puberty in replacement gilts. Animal Reproduction Science. 184:1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anireprosci.2017.06.007.
Production of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone 2 receptor knockdown (GnRHR2 KD) swine line Reprint Icon -
Desaulniers, A.T., Cederberg, R.A., Mills, G.A., Lents, C.A., White, B.R. 2017. Production of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone 2 receptor knockdown (GnRHR2 KD) swine line. Transgenic Research. 26:567-575. doi:10.1007/s11248-017-0023-4.
GENOMICS SYMPOSIUM: Using genomic approaches to uncover sources of variation in age at puberty and reproductive longevity in sows Reprint Icon -
Wijesena, H.R., Lents, C.A., Reithoven, J.-J., Trenhaile-Grannemann, M.D., Thorson, J.F., Keel, B.N., Miller, P.S., Spangler, M.L., Kachman, S.D., Ciobanu, D.C. 2017. GENOMICS SYMPOSIUM: Using genomic approaches to uncover sources of variation in age at puberty and reproductive longevity in sows. Journal of Animal Science. 95:4196-4205. https://doi.org/10.2527/jas2016.1334.
RFamide-related peptide 3 and gonadotropin-releasing hormone-II are autocrine-paracrine regulators of testicular function in the boar Reprint Icon -
Lents, C.A., Thorson, J., Desaulniers, A.T., White, B.R. 2017. RFamide-related peptide 3 and gonadotropin-releasing hormone-II are autocrine-paracrine regulators of testicular function in the boar. Molecular Reproduction and Development. 84:994-1003. https://doi.org/10.1002/mrd.22830.
Knockdown of the GnRH-II receptor in the porcine testis impairs the biosynthesis of 10 gonadal steroids -
Desaulniers, A.T., Cederberg, R.A., Lents, C.A., White, B.R. 2017. Knockdown of the GnRH-II receptor in the porcine testis impairs the biosynthesis of 10 gonadal steroids [abstract]. In: Proceedings of Society for the Study of Reproduction Annual Meeting, 13-16 July 2018, Washington, DC. S22.4, p. 275. Available: https://www.ssr.org/17Program.
Testis composition and steroidogenic protein abundance in GnRH-II receptor knockdown boars -
Desaulniers, A.T., Carreiro, E.P., Cederberg, R.A., Lents, C.A., White, B.R. 2017. Testis composition and steroidogenic protein abundance in GnRH-II receptor knockdown boars. [Abstract] In: Society for the Study of Reproduction 50th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 13-16 July 2017. FT3.27, p. 41 (poster 496, p. 362). Available: www.ssr.org/17meeting.
Development of pre-implantation porcine blastocysts cultured within alginate hydrogel systems either supplemented with secreted phosphoprotein 1 or conjugated with Arg-Gly-Asp Peptide -
Laughlin, T.D., Miles, J.R., Wright-Johnson, E.C., Rempel, L.A., Lents, C.A., Pannier, A.K. 2017. Development of pre-implantation porcine blastocysts cultured within alginate hydrogel systems either supplemented with secreted phosphoprotein 1 or conjugated with Arg-Gly-Asp Peptide. Reproduction, Fertility and Development. 29(12):2345-2356. https://doi.org/10.1071/RD16366.
GnRHR-II knockdown swine have constitutively lower serum testosterone concentrations, impaired senstitivity to GnRH analogues and reduced semen quality -
Desaulniers, A.T., Cederberg, R.A., Knox, R.V., Lents, C.A., White, B.R. 2017. GnRHR-II knockdown swine have constitutively lower serum testosterone concentrations, impaired senstitivity to GnRH analogues and reduced semen quality. [Abstract] In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Pig Reproduction, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. 11-14 June 2017. Poster. p. 94-95. Available: http://muconf.missouri.edu/ICPR2017.
Relationship of neuropeptide FF receptors with pubertal maturation of gilts Reprint Icon -
Thorson, J.F., Heidorn, N.L., Ryu, V., Czaja, K., Nonneman, D.J., Barb, C.R., Hausman, G.J., Rohrer, G.A., Prezotto, L.D., McCosh, R.B., Wright-Johnson, E.C., White, B.R., Freking, B.A., Oliver, W.T., Hileman, S.M., Lents, C.A. 2017. Relationship of neuropeptide FF receptors with pubertal maturation of gilts. Biology of Reproduction. 96(3):617-634. doi:10.1095/biolreprod.116.144998
Beef heifers with diminished numbers of antral follicles have decreased uterine protein concentrations Reprint Icon -
McNeel, A.K., Soares, E.M., Patterson, A.L., Vallet, J.L., Wright, E.C., Larimore, E.L., Amundson, O.L., Miles, J.R., Chase Jr., C.C., Lents, C.A., Wood, J.R., Cupp, A.S., Perry, G.A., Cushman, R.A. 2017. Beef heifers with diminished numbers of antral follicles have decreased uterine protein concentrations. Animal Reproduction Science. 179:1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2017.01.004.
USMARC update on swine reproduction research -
Nonneman, D.J., Lents, C.A., Keel, B.N., Rohrer, G.A. 2017. USMARC update on swine reproduction research. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. [Abstract] In Proceedings: Plant and Animal Genome XXV Conference, Jan. 14-18, 2017. San Diego, CA. W914.
The roles of age at puberty and energy restriction in sow reproductive longevity: a genomic perspective -
Wijesena, H.R., Lents, C.A., Trenhaile-Grannemann, M.D., Riethoven, J.J., Keel, B.N., Thorson, J.F., Miller, P.S., Johnson, R.K., Spangler, M.L., Kachman, S.D., Ciobanu, D.C. 2017. The roles of age at puberty and energy restriction in sow reproductive longevity: a genomic perspective [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 95(Supplement 2):12. https://doi.org/10.2527/asasmw.2017.027.
Integration of genomic resources to uncover pleiotropic regions associated with age at puberty and reproductive longevity in sows -
Ciobanu, D.C., Wijesena, H.R., Lents, C.A., Trenhaile, M.D., Riethoven, J.J., Thorson, J., Keel, B.N., Miller, P.S., Spangler, S.D., Kachman, S.D. 2017. Integration of genomic resources to uncover pleiotropic regions associated with age at puberty and reproductive longevity in sows [abstract]. In: Proceedings of Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, 14-18 January 2017. W919. Paper 25071. Available: https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxv/meetingsapp.cgi/Paper/25071.
Genetic improvement of sow lifetime productivity -
Rohrer, G.A., Cross, A.J., Lents, C.A., Miles, J.R., Nonneman, D.J., Rempel, L.A. 2017. Genetic improvement of sow lifetime productivity. [Abstract] In proceedings: Midwestern Section of the American Society of Animal Science. March 13-15, 2017. Omaha, NE. Journal of Animal Science Supplement 95(Suppl 2):11-12 doi:10.2527/asasmw.2017.026.
A transgenic boar model to elucidate the role of gonadotropin-releasing hormone 2 and its receptor in regulating testes and sperm function -
White, B.R., Desaulniers, A.T., Cederberg, R.A., Mills, G.A., Lents, C.A. 2017. A transgenic boar model to elucidate the role of gonadotropin-releasing hormone 2 and its receptor in regulating testes and sperm function [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 95(Suppl 2):150. https://doi.org/doi:10.2527/asasmw.2017.308.
Variation in gene expression in the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus of gilts with differences in pubertal status and subjected to dietary energy restriction -
Wijesena, H.R., Lents, C.A., Keel, B.N., Thorson, J.F., Sullivan, G.A., Kachman, S.D., Ciobanu, D.C. 2017. Variation in gene expression in the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus of gilts with differences in pubertal status and subjected to dietary energy restriction [abstract]. In: Proceedings Plant and Animal Genome Conference, 13-18 January 2017, San Diego, CA. P1168. Available: https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxv/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/25926.
Testicular gonadotropin-releasing hormone II receptor (GnRHR-II) knockdown constitutively impairs diurnal testosterone secretion in the boar -
Use of genetically engineered swine to elucidate testis function in the boar -
Desaulniers, A.T., Cederberg, R.A., Lents, C.A., White, B.R. 2016. Use of genetically engineered swine to elucidate testis function in the boar. Large Animal Genetic Engineering Summit. September 18-20 2016, Bethesda, Maryland, p. 15-16, Symposium Proceedings. (2pp).
Translational genomics for improving sow reproductive longevity -
Ciobanu, D.C., Kachman, S.D., Olson, S., Spangler, M.L., Trenhaile, M.D., Wijesena, H., Miller, P.S., Riethoven, J.J., Lents, C.A., Thorson, J.F., Massey, R., Safranski, T.J. 2016. Translational genomics for improving sow reproductive longevity [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 94 (E-Supplement 5):323-324 (Abstract 0691).
Expression of the putative gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone receptor, NPFFR1, in the anterior pituitary gland of the gilt is affected by age and sexual maturation -
Lents, C.A., Thorson, J.F., Nonneman, D.J. 2016. Expression of the putative gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone receptor, NPFFR1, in the anterior pituitary gland of the gilt is affected by age and sexual maturation [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 94 (E-Supplement 5):527 (Abstract # 1120).
Effect of gonadotropin-releasing hormone II receptor (GnRHR-II) knockdown on testosterone secretion in the boar -
Desaulniers, A., Cederberg, R., Mills, G., White, B., Lents, C. 2016. Effect of gonadotropin-releasing hormone II receptor (GnRHR-II) knockdown on testosterone secretion in the boar [abstract]. Society for the Study of Reproduction Annual Meeting. Abstract # 483 (Scientific Program p. 86). Available: http://www.ssr.org/sites/ssr.org/files/uploads/attachments/node/320/2016_ssr_abstracts.pdf
Genome-wide association and identification of candidate genes for age at puberty in swine Reprint Icon -
Nonneman, D.J., Schneider, J.F., Lents, C.A., Wiedmann, R.T., Vallet, J.L., Rohrer, G.A. 2016. Genome-wide association and identification of candidate genes for age at puberty in swine. BMC Genetics. 17(1):50.
Selection for uterine capacity improves lifetime productivity of sows Reprint Icon -
Freking, B.A., Lents, C.A., Vallet, J.L. 2016. Selection for uterine capacity improves lifetime productivity of sows. Animal Reproduction Science. 167:16-21.
Effects of neonatal litter size and age on ovarian gene expression and follicular development in gilts -
McClure, M.W., Cushman, R.A., Nonneman, D.J., Lents, C.A. 2016. Effects of neonatal litter size and age on ovarian gene expression and follicular development in gilts [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 94(Supplement 2):184 (Abstract #403).
Potential functional variants associated with age at puberty in a validation population of swine -
Nonneman, D.J., Lents, C.A., Kalbfleisch, T.S., Vallet, J.L., Rohrer, G.A. 2016. Potential functional variants associated with age at puberty in a validation population of swine [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference Proceedings. XXIV Conference:Abstract #P0619.
Development of resources and tools for mapping genetic sources of phenotypic variation -
Ciobanu, D.C., Tosky, E., Olson, S., Trenhaile, M., Lents, C.A., Smith, T.P.L., Nonneman, D., Rohrer, G.A., Chin, J., Miller, P.S., Burkey, T., Spangler, M.L., Riethoven, J.-J., Plastow, G.S., Kachman, S.D. 2016. Development of resources and tools for mapping genetic sources of phenotypic variation [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome XXIV Conference Proceedings. Abstract #W914.
Plasma concentrations of acyl-ghrelin are associated with average daily gain and feeding behavior in grow-finish pigs Reprint Icon -
Lents, C.A., Brown-Brandl, T.M., Rohrer, G.A., Oliver, W.T., Freking, B.A. 2016. Plasma concentrations of acyl-ghrelin are associated with average daily gain and feeding behavior in grow-finish pigs. Domestic Animal Endocrinology. 55:107-113.
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone II receptor (GnRHR-II) knockdown reduces testis size and decreases testosterone secretion during pubertal development in swine -
Desaulniers, A.T., Cederberg, R.A., Mills, G.A., Lents, C.A., White, B.R. 2016. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone II receptor (GnRHR-II) knockdown reduces testis size and decreases testosterone secretion during pubertal development in swine [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 94(Supplement 2):149 (Abstract #327).
Uterine and placenta characteristics during early vascular development in the pig from day 22 to 42 of gestation Reprint Icon -
Wright, E.C., Miles, J.R., Lents, C.A., Rempel, L.A. 2016. Uterine and placenta characteristics during early vascular development in the pig from day 22 to 42 of gestation. Animal Reproduction Science. 164:14-22.
Litter-of-origin trait effects on gilt development Reprint Icon -
Vallet, J.L., Calderón-Díaz, J.A., Stalder, K.J., Phillips, C., Cushman, R.A., Miles, J.R., Rempel, L.A., Rohrer, G.A., Lents, C.A., Freking, B.A., Nonneman, D.J. 2016. Litter-of-origin trait effects on gilt development. Journal of Animal Science. 94(1):96-105.
Relationship of glucocorticoids and hematological measures with feed intake, growth, and efficiency of finishing beef cattle Reprint Icon -
Foote, A.P., Hales, K.E., Tait Jr, R.G., Berry, E.D., Lents, C.A., Wells, J. E., Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Freetly, H.C. 2016. Relationship of glucocorticoids and hematological measures with feed intake, growth, and efficiency of finishing beef cattle. Journal of Animal Science. 94(1):275-283. doi: 10.2527/jas2015-9407
Optimal dietary protein for the development of gilts – NPB #15-119 (14-235-Year2) -
Vallet, J.L., Calderon-Diaz, J., Stalder, K., Boyd, D., DeDecker, A., Lents, C. 2015. Optimal dietary protein for the development of gilts – NPB #15-119 (14-235-Year2). National Pork Board. Available: http://research.pork.org/FileLibrary/ResearchDocuments/15-119-Vallet-USDA%20(14-235-Yr2).pdf.
LH-independent testosterone secretion is mediated by the interaction between GNRH2 and its receptor within porcine testes Reprint Icon -
Desaulniers, A.T., Cederberg, R.A., Mills, G.A., Ford, J.J., Lents, C.A., White, B.R. 2015. LH-independent testosterone secretion is mediated by the interaction between GNRH2 and its receptor within porcine testes. Biology of Reproduction. 93(2):45.
Removal of ruminal contents followed by restricted feeding does not affect the frequency of luteinizing-hormone pulses in steers -
Lents, C.A., Looper, M.L., Ojeda, A.J., Vizcarra, J.A., Wettemann, R.P. 2015. Removal of ruminal contents followed by restricted feeding does not affect the frequency of luteinizing-hormone pulses in steers. The Professional Animal Scientist. 31:349-353.
Measurements of body composition during late gestation and lactation in first and second parity sows and its relationship to piglet production and post-weaning reproductive performance Reprint Icon -
Rempel, L.A., Vallet, J.L., Lents, C.A., Nonneman, D.J. 2015. Measurements of body composition during late gestation and lactation in first and second parity sows and its relationship to piglet production and post-weaning reproductive performance. Livestock Science. 178:289-295.
The role of RFamide-related peptide 3 (RFRP3) in regulation of the neuroendocrine reproductive and growth axes of the boar Reprint Icon -
Thorson, J.F., Desaulniers, A.T., Lee, C., White, B.R., Ford, J.J., Lents, C.A. 2015. The role of RFamide-related peptide 3 (RFRP3) in regulation of the neuroendocrine reproductive and growth axes of the boar. Animal Reproduction Science. 159:60-65.
Growth curve analysis of placental and fetal growth influenced by adjacent fetal sex status under crowded uterine conditions in pigs -
Freking, B.A., Lents, C.A. 2015. Growth curve analysis of placental and fetal growth influenced by adjacent fetal sex status under crowded uterine conditions in pigs [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 93 (Supplement s3):186 (Abstract #M507).
A putative role for GnRH-II and its receptor in spermatogenic function of boars -
Desaulniers, A.T., Cederberg, R.A., Mills, G.A., Lents, C.A., White, B.R. 2015. A putative role for GnRH-II and its receptor in spermatogenic function of boars [abstract]. Society for the Study of Reproduction Annual Meeting. p. 210 (Abstract #530). Available: https://www.ssr.org/
Age at puberty, ovulation rate, and uterine length of developing gilts fed two lysine and three metabolizable energy concentrations from 100 to 260 d of age Reprint Icon -
Calderón Díaz, J.A., Vallet, J.L., Lents, C.A., Nonneman, D.J., Miles, J.R., Wright, E.C., Rempel, L.A., Cushman, R.A., Freking, B.A., Rohrer, G.A., Phillips, C., Dedecker, A., Foxcroft, G., Stalder, K.J. 2015. Age at puberty, ovulation rate, and uterine length of developing gilts fed two lysine and three metabolizable energy concentrations from 100 to 260 d of age. Journal of Animal Science. 93(7):3521-3527.
Age at puberty, ovulation rate, and reproductive tract traits of developing gilts fed two lysine levels and three metabolizable energy levels from 100 to 260 d of age -
Calderon Diaz, J.A., Vallet, J.L., Lents, C.A., Nonneman, D., Miles, J.R., Wright-Johnson, E.C., Rempel, L.A., Cushman, R.A., Freking, B.A., Rohrer, G.A., Phillips, C.E., DeDecker, A.E., Foxcroft, G., Stalder, K. 2015. Age at puberty, ovulation rate, and reproductive tract traits of developing gilts fed two lysine levels and three metabolizable energy levels from 100 to 260 d of age [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 93(Supplement 2):81 (Abstract #180).
Relationships between day one piglet serum immunoglobulin immunocrit and subsequent growth, puberty attainment, litter size, and lactation performance Reprint Icon -
Vallet, J.L., Miles, J.R., Rempel, L.A., Nonneman, D.J., Lents, C.A. 2015. Relationships between day one piglet serum immunoglobulin immunocrit and subsequent growth, puberty attainment, litter size, and lactation performance. Journal of Animal Science. 93(6):2722-2729.
Optimal dietary energy and protein for gilt development: Age at puberty, ovulation rate, and reproductive tract traits -
Calderon Diaz, J.A., Vallet, J.L., Lents, C.A., Nonneman, D.J., Miles, J.R., Wright-Johnson, E.C., Rempel, L.A., Cushman, R.A., Freking, B.A., Rohrer, G.A., Phillips, C., Dedecker, A., Foxcroft, G., Stalder, K.J. 2015. Optimal dietary energy and protein for gilt development: Age at puberty, ovulation rate, and reproductive tract traits. Iowa State University Animal Industry Report. AS 661(ASL R3022). Available: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/asn_air/vol661/iss1/85.
Effects of maternal nutrition and arginine supplementation on postnatal liver and jejunal oxygen consumption and hypothalamic neuropeptide content in ovine offspring -
Prezotto, L.D., Thorson, J.F., Borowicz, P.P., Dorsan, S.T., Peine, J.L., Lents, C.A., Caton, J.S., Swanson, K.C. 2015. Effects of maternal nutrition and arginine supplementation on postnatal liver and jejunal oxygen consumption and hypothalamic neuropeptide content in ovine offspring [abstract]. Endocrine Reviews. 36(2):Abstract #SAT-552.
Effects of sire breed, gender, and postnatal litter size on plasma concentrations of acyl ghrelin and its relationship with growth traits and feeding behavior in swine -
Lents, C.A., Brown-Brandl, T.M., Rohrer, G.A., Oliver, W.T., Freking, B.A. 2015. Effects of sire breed, gender, and postnatal litter size on plasma concentrations of acyl ghrelin and its relationship with growth traits and feeding behavior in swine [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 93(Supplement 2):148 (Abstract #333).
Litter of origin effects on gilt development in a commercial setting -
Vallet, J.L., Calderon-Diaz, J.A., Stalder, K.J., Phillips, C.E., Miles, J.R., Wright-Johnson, E.C., Rempel, L.A., Lents, C.A., Nonneman, D., Rohrer, G.A., Freking, B.A., Cushman, R.A. 2015. Litter of origin effects on gilt development in a commercial setting [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 93(Supplement 2):79-80 (Abstract #177).
Research in gilt development to improve lifetime productivity of sows -
Lents, C.A. 2014. Research in gilt development to improve lifetime productivity of sows [powerpoint]. Swine Improvement Federation Proceedings, 4-5 Dec 2014, Lincoln, NE. Available: http://www.nsif.com/Conferences/2014/contents.html/.
Research on gilt first estrus and pubertal development at USMARC -
Nonneman, D., Lents, C.A., Schneider, J.F., Vallet, J.L., Rohrer, G.A. 2015. Research on gilt first estrus and pubertal development at USMARC [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome XXIII Conference Proceedings. Abstract #W827.
A polymorphism in myostatin influences puberty but not fertility in beef heifers, whereas µ-calpain affects first calf birth weight Reprint Icon -
Cushman, R.A., Tait Jr, R.G., McNeel, A.K., Forbes, E.D., Amundson, O.L., Lents, C.A., Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Perry, G.A., Wood, J.A., Cupp, A.S., Smith, T.P., Freetly, H.C., Bennett, G.L. 2015. A polymorphism in myostatin influences puberty but not fertility in beef heifers, whereas µ-calpain affects first calf birth weight. Journal of Animal Science. 93(1):117-126.
The consequence of level of nutrition on heifer ovarian and mammary development Reprint Icon -
Freetly, H.C., Vonnahme, K.A., McNeel, A.K., Camacho, L.E., Amundson, O.L., Forbes, E.D., Lents, C.A., Cushman, R.A. 2014. The consequence of level of nutrition on heifer ovarian and mammary development. Journal of Animal Science. 92(12):5437-5443.
Association of circulating active and total ghrelin concentrations with dry matter intake, growth, and carcass characteristics of finishing beef cattle Reprint Icon -
Foote, A.P., Hales, K.E., Lents, C.A., Freetly, H.C. 2014. Association of circulating active and total ghrelin concentrations with dry matter intake, growth, and carcass characteristics of finishing beef cattle. Journal of Animal Science. 92(12):5651-5658.
Optimal dietary energy and protein for the development of gilts - NPB #12-209 -
Vallet, J., Calderon, J., Stalder, K., Phillips, C., Bradley, G., Miles, J., Rempel, L., Lents, C., Freking, B., Rohrer, G., Nonneman, D., Cushman, R. 2014. Optimal dietary energy and protein for the development of gilts - NPB #12-209. National Pork Board. Available: http://research.pork.org/FileLibrary/ResearchDocuments/12-209-Vallet-USDA.pdf.
LH independent testosterone production is mediated by the interaction between GnRH-II and its receptor in the boar testis -
Desaulniers, A.T., Cederberg, R.A., Mills, G.A., Ford, J.J., Lents, C.A., White, B.R. 2014. LH independent testosterone production is mediated by the interaction between GnRH-II and its receptor in the boar testis [abstract]. In: Society for the Study of Reproduction, 47th annual meeting, 19-23 July 2014, Grand Rapids, MI. Abstract 81.
Association of plasma ghrelin concentrations with feed intake in beef cattle -
Foote, A.P., Hales, K.E., Lents, C.A., Freetly, H.C. 2014. Association of plasma ghrelin concentrations with feed intake in beef cattle [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 92(E-Supplement 2):361.
Neuropeptides linking the control of appetite with reproductive function in domestic animals -
Lents, C.A. 2014. Neuropeptides linking the control of appetite with reproductive function in domestic animals [abstract]. Book of Abstracts of the 65th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science. The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers. No. 20:162.
Effects of RFRP2 and RF9 on secretion of luteinizing hormone in prepubertal gilts -
Thorson, J.F., Prezotto, L.D., McCosh, R.B., Wright, E.C., Swanson, K.C., White, B.R., Freking, B.A., Oliver, W.T., Hileman, S.M., Lents, C.A. 2014. Effects of RFRP2 and RF9 on secretion of luteinizing hormone in prepubertal gilts [abstract]. In: Endocrine Society’s 96th Annual Meeting and Expo (ICE/ENDO 2014), June 21-24, 2014, Chicago, IL. Endocrine Reviews. 35(3 Supplement):SUN-0669.
Measures of the ovaries and uterus during development of gilts selected for differences in uterine capacity Reprint Icon -
Lents, C.A., Cushman, R.A., Freking, B.A. 2014. Measures of the ovaries and uterus during development of gilts selected for differences in uterine capacity. Journal of Animal Science. 92(6):2433-2439.
Global changes in uterine protein secretion are associated with differences in the number of antral follicles in heifers -
Vallet, J.L., Cushman, R.A., McNeel, A.K., Wright, E.C., Larimore, E., Miles, J.R., Chase, C.C., Lents, C.A., Wood, J.R., Cupp, A.S., Perry, G.A. 2014. Global changes in uterine protein secretion are associated with differences in the number of antral follicles in heifers [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 92(Supplement 2):89 (Abstract #200).
AVPR1A alleles are pleiotropic sources of variation in age at puberty and reproductive longevity in sows -
Trenhaile, M.D., Lucot, K.L., Tart, J.K., Bundy, J.W., Thorson, J.F., Keuter, E.M., Wood, J.R., Rothschild, M.F., Rohrer, G.A., Miller, P.S., Spangler, M.L., Lents, C.A., Johnson, R.K., Kachman, S.D., Ciobanu, D.C. 2014. AVPR1A alleles are pleiotropic sources of variation in age at puberty and reproductive longevity in sows [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 92(Supplement 2):12 (Abstract #27).
Effect of progesterone on kisspeptin and neurokinin B cell numbers in the arcuate nucleus of the female pig -
Hileman, S.M., Meadows, L.J., Porter, K.L., Coolen, L.M., Fergani, C., Rempel, L.A., Cushman, R.A., Oliver, W.T., Wright, E.C., Miles, J.R., Lents, C.A. 2013. Effect of progesterone on kisspeptin and neurokinin B cell numbers in the arcuate nucleus of the female pig [abstract]. Abstracts of Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, November 9-13, 2013, San Diego, California. Poster # BBB25. Available: http://www.sfn.org/annual-meeting/past-and-future-annual-meetings.
Uterine and placental interactions during necrotic tip development in the pig from day 22 to 42 of gestation -
Wright, E.C., Miles, J.R., Lents, C.A., Rempel, L.A. 2014. Uterine and placental interactions during necrotic tip development in the pig from day 22 to 42 of gestation. Reproduction, Fertility and Development. 26(1):153-154 (Abstract #79).
Genome-wide association with delayed puberty in swine Reprint Icon -
Nonneman, D., Lents, C., Rohrer, G., Rempel, L., Vallet, J. 2014. Genome-wide association with delayed puberty in swine. Animal Genetics. 45(1):130-132.
Effects of nesfatin-1 on food intake and LH secretion in prepubertal gilts and genomic association of the porcine NUCB2 gene with growth traits Reprint Icon -
Lents, C.A., Barb, C.R., Hausman, G.J., Nonneman, D., Heidorn, N.L., Cisse, R.S., Azain, M.J. 2013. Effects of nesfatin-1 on food intake and LH secretion in prepubertal gilts and genomic association of the porcine NUCB2 gene with growth traits. Domestic Animal Endocrinology. 45(2):89-97.
Metabolic status, gonadotropin secretion, and ovarian function during acute nutrient restriction of beef heifers Reprint Icon -
Lents, C.A., White, F.J., Ciccioli, N.H., Floyd, L.N., Rubio, I., Keisler, D.H., Spicer, L.J., Wettemann, R.P. 2013. Metabolic status, gonadotropin secretion, and ovarian function during acute nutrient restriction of beef heifers. Journal of Animal Science. 91(9):4146-4157.
Role of GnRH-II and its receptor in testicular function -
Desaulniers, A.T., Cederberg, R.A., Mills, G.A., Ford, J.J., Lents, C.A., White, B.R. 2013. Role of GnRH-II and its receptor in testicular function [abstract]. Biology of Reproduction Supplement (46th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction). pp. 367-368 (Abstract #820).
Does reduced peri-pubertal nutrient intake influence the ovarian reserve in beef heifers? -
Cushman, R.A., Forbes, E.D., Swanson, O.L., McNeel, A.K., Chase, C.C., Lents, C.A., Freetly, H.C. 2013. Does reduced peri-pubertal nutrient intake influence the ovarian reserve in beef heifers? [abstract]. Biology of Reproduction Supplement (46th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction). pp. 44-45 (Abstract #48).
The relationship of plasma urea nitrogen with growth traits and age at first estrus in gilts Reprint Icon -
Lents, C.A., Rempel, L.A., Klindt, J., Wise, T., Nonneman, D., Freking, B.A. 2013. The relationship of plasma urea nitrogen with growth traits and age at first estrus in gilts. Journal of Animal Science. 91(7):3137-3142.
Relationships of birth weight traits with age at first estrus and number of ovulations in Landrace-Duroc-Yorkshire gilts -
Lents, C.A., Rempel, L.A., Wise, T., Nonneman, D. 2013. Relationships of birth weight traits with age at first estrus and number of ovulations in Landrace-Duroc-Yorkshire gilts. Journal of Animal Science. 91 (E-Supplement 2):591 (Abstract #TH339).
The effects of selecting for the myostatin F94L polymorphism on reproductive traits in pubertal heifers -
Forbes, E.D., Swanson, O.L., McNeel, A.K., Tait, Jr., R.G., Smith, T.P.L., Bennett, G.L., Hoagland, T.A., Zinn, S.A., Lents, C.A., Perry, G.A., Cushman, R.A. 2013. The effects of selecting for the myostatin F94L polymorphism on reproductive traits in pubertal heifers. Journal of Animal Science. 91 (E-Supplement 2):287 (Abstract #W181).
How our basic understanding of the ovarian reserve is improving reproductive management in domestic farm animals -
Cushman, R.A., McNeel, A., Chase, C., Jr., Lents, C. 2013. How our basic understanding of the ovarian reserve is improving reproductive management in domestic farm animals [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 91 (Supplement 2):77-78 (Abstract #O237).
Role of adipose secreted factors and kisspeptin in the metabolic control of gonadotropin secretion and puberty -
Lents, C.A., Barb, C.R., Hausman, G.J. 2013. Role of adipose secreted factors and kisspeptin in the metabolic control of gonadotropin secretion and puberty. In: Vizcarra, J., editor. Gonadotropin. New York, NY: In-Tech. pp. 25-56. DOI: 10.5772/48802.
Litter size influences lamb weight and ovarian reserve but not reproductive tract development or expression of genes involved in early follicular development -
Ultrasound and phenotypic measures of the reproductive tract of prepubertal gilts selected for increased uterine capacity -
Lents, C.A., Cushman, R.A., Freking, B.A. 2012. Ultrasound and phenotypic measures of the reproductive tract of prepubertal gilts selected for increased uterine capacity [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 90 (Supplement 2):118 (Abstract #299P).
Function of the corpus luteum in beef heifers is affected by acute submaintenance feeding but is not correlated with residual feed intake Reprint Icon -
Lents, C.A., Randel, R.D., Stelzleni, A.M., Caldwell, L.C., Welsh Jr, T.H. 2011. Function of the corpus luteum in beef heifers is affected by acute submaintenance feeding but is not correlated with residual feed intake. Journal of Animal Science. 89(11):4023-4031.
Developmental changes in hypothalamic Kiss1 expression during activation of the pulsatile release of luteinising hormone in maturing ewe lambs Reprint Icon -
Redmond, J.S., Baez-Sandoval, G.M., Spell, K.M., Spencer, T.E., Lents, C.A., Williams, G.L., Amstalden, M. 2011. Developmental changes in hypothalamic Kiss1 expression during activation of the pulsatile release of luteinising hormone in maturing ewe lambs. Journal of Neuroendrocrinology. 23(9):815-822.
Current genetic technologies to improve efficiency of livestock production -
Nonneman, D.J., Rohrer, G.A., Rempel, L.A., Lents, C.A., Vallet, J.L. 2011. Current genetic technologies to improve efficiency of livestock production [abstract]. Biology of Reproduction. 85 (1 Supplement):83 (Abstract # 107).
Intrauterine position and adjacent fetal sex status influences fetal and placental growth but not embryonic viability under crowded uterine conditions in pigs -
Freking, B.A., Lents, C.A. 2011. Intrauterine position and adjacent fetal sex status influences fetal and placental growth but not embryonic viability under crowded uterine conditions in pigs [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 89 (E-Supplement 1):88 (Abstract #M230).
Leptin and reproductive function -
Hausman, G.J., Barb, C.R., Lents, C.A. 2012. Leptin and reproductive function. Biochimie. 94:2075-2081.
Advancement in understanding the central pathways that underlie the effects of exteroceptive signals on the gonadotropic axis of the female for initiation of puberty and maintenance of normal reproductive cycles -
Lents, C.A. 2011. Advancement in understanding the central pathways that underlie the effects of exteroceptive signals on the gonadotropic axis of the female for initiation of puberty and maintenance of normal reproductive cycles [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 89 (E-Supplement 2):139 (Abstract #275).