Hormone Research

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Beef Cattle 
Beef cattle farming is Tennessee’s number one farm commodity - and herd reproductive health is critical. UT’s Institute of Agriculture is working on research to boost cattle pregnancy rates.


Recent Publications

Current state of wearable precision technologies in disease detection.  Eckelkamp, E.  2018.  The Professional Animal Scientist. [Abstract]

Biochemical characterization in Norway spruce (Picea abies) of SABATH methyltransferases that methylate phytohormones.  M. Chaiprasongsuk, C. Zhang, P. Qian, X. Chen, G. L. Li, R. N. Trigiano, H. Guo, and F. Chen.  2018.  Phytochemistry, 149: 146-154. [Abstract]

Consumer Willingness to Pay for Tennessee Certified Beef Merritt, M.G., K. L. DeLong, A. P. Griffith, and K. L. Jensen.  2018.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 50(2):233-254. [Abstract]

Insights into land plant evolution garnered from the Marchantia polymorpha genome Bowman, J.L., and T. Kohchi et al.., F. Chen, and S. Chiyoda et al..  2017.  Cell, 171: 287–304. [Abstract]

German and British Consumer Willingness to Pay for Beef Labeled with Food Safety Attributes DeLong, K. L., C. Grebitus, G. Colson, and W. Hu.  2017.  Journal of Agricultural Economics, 68(2):451-470. [Abstract]

Rumen-protected arginine alters blood flow parameters and luteinizing hormone concentration in cyclic beef cows consuming toxic endophyte-infected tall fescue seed Green, M. A., B. Whitlock, J. L. Edwards, E. J. Scholljegerdes, and J. T. Mulliniks.  2017.  Journal of Animal Science.

Abscisic Acid Impacts Tomato Carotenoids, Soluble Sugars, and Organic Acids.  Barickman, T. C., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2016.  HortScience, 51(4):1-7. [Abstract]

Biochemistry and Evolution of Phytohormone-methylating SABATH Methyltransferase in Plants.  Chaiprasongsuk, M  2016.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Effect of exogenous â-hydroxybutyrate in the lateral ventricle on circulating serum metabolites and luteinizing hormone in castrated lambs.  Cope, E. R., B. H. Voy, B. Whitlock, J. D. Hobbs, Z. D. McFarlane, S. Das, and J. T. Mulliniks.  2016.  Journal of Animal Science.

Total Mercury Concentrations in Epidermis and Advancements in Steroid Hormone Analyses in Gray Whale Blubber: Significance for Western Gray Whale Biopsy Research.  Hayden, M., M. Castellini, T O'Hara, R Bhawal, J. Escobedo, C. Harmon, S. San-Francisco, M. Zabet-Moghaddam, D. Klein, B. Griff, D. L. Miller, j. Bickham, and C. A.J. Godard-Codding.  2016.  International Whaling Commission.

OmniGen-AF® reduces basal plasma cortisol as well as cortisol release to adrencocorticotropic hormone or corticotrophin releasing hormone and vasopressin in lactating dairy cows under thermoneutral or acute heat stress conditions.  McBride, M. L., N. C. Burdick Sanchez, J. A. Carroll, P. R. Broadway, X. O. Ortiz, J. L. Collier, D. McLean, J. Chapman, H. G. Kattesh, and R. J. Collier.  2016.  Journal of Animal Science, 94 (E-Suppl. 5):531-2.

Corn supplementation during 41 days after the beginning of a TAI protocol and its effect on metabolic hormones and reproductive performance of Nelore females.  Peres, R. F. G., R. Carvalho, H. B. Graff, J. H. Furlan, A. D. P. Rodrigues, G. A. Franco, D. Keisler, M. F. Smith, K. Pohler, and J. L. M. Vasconcelos.  2016.  Animal Reproduction, Brazilian Embryo Transfer Society.