Barb, C. R., J. B. Barrett, G. B. Rampacek and R. R. Kraeling. 1993. N-methyl-D,L-aspartate modulation of luteinizing hormone and growth hormone secretion from pig pituitary cells in culture. Life Science 53:1157-1164.
Barb, C. R., R. M. Campbell, J. D. Armstrong and N. M. Cox. 1996. Aspartate and glutamate modulation of growth hormone secretion in the pig: possible site of action. Domes. Anim. Endocrinol. 13(1):81-90.
Brann, D. W. 1995. Glutamate: a major excitatory transmitter in neuroendocrine regulation. Neuroendocrinology 61:213-225.
Dubreuil, P., D. Petitclerc, P. Gaudreau, P. Brazeau and G. Pelletier. 1991. Effect of growth hormone-releasing factor infusion on somatotropin, prolactin, thyroxine, insulin, insulin-like growth factor I and blood metabolites in control and somatostatinimmunized growth pigs. Domest. Anim. Endocrinol. 8(2):307-321.
D'rcole, A. J. and L. E. Underwood. 1987. Estimation of tissue concentration of somatomedin C/insulin-like growth factor-I. In: Methods in Enzymology Vol. 146 (Ed. D. Barnes). Academic Press, Inc., New York. pp. 227-233.
Estienne, M. J., J. M. Harter-Dennis, M. Newcombe, C. R. Barb and J. P. McMurtry. 1994. Effect of n-methyl-d,l-aspartate (NMA) on circulating concentrations of hormone associated with growth in swine and broilers. In: Proc. Assoc. Res. Directors 10th Biennial Res. Symp. New Orleans, LA. p. 44.
Estienne, M. J., J. M. Harter-Dennis, C. R. Barb and T. G. Hartsock. 1995. Luteinizing hormone and growth hormone concentrations in serum of prepubertal gilts treated with Nmethyl-D,L-aspartate. Domes. Anim. Endocrinol. 12:207-213.
Estienne, M. J., J. M. Harter-Dennis and C. R. Barb. 1996a. Endocrine responses, growth performance, and carcass quality in domestic animals treated with excitatory amino acids. In:Pro. 43rd Maryland Nutr. Conf. for Feed Manufacturers, Baltimore, MD. pp. 122-131.
Estienne, M. J., J. M. Harter-Dennis, C. R. Barb, T. G. Hartsock, R. M. Compbell and J. D. Armstrong. 1996b. N-methyl-D,Laspartate induced growth hormone secretion in barrows:possible mechanism of action. J. Anim. Sci. 74:597-602.
Estienne, M. J., J. M. Harter-Dennis and C. R. Barb. 1997. Role of neuropeptides and amino acids in controlling secretion of hormones from the anterior pituitary gland in pigs. J. Reprod. Fertil. 52(Suppl.):3-17.
Estienne, M. J., W. F. Hurlock and C. R. Barb. 1998. Serum concentrations of luteinizing hormone, growth hormone, and cortisol in gilts treated with n-methyl-d,l-aspartate during estrous cycle or after ovariectomy. J. Anim. Sci. 76:2162-2168.
Estienne, M. J., C. R. Barb and R. R. Kraeline. 1999. Neuroendocrine regulation of reproduction in male domestic animal species: role of excitatory amino acids. In: Proceeding of the American Society of Animal Science. E 17.
Estienne, M. J., D. S. Broughton and C. R. Barb. 2000a. Serum concentration of luteinizing hormone, growth hormone, testosterone, estradiol and leptin in boars treated with nmethyl-d,l-aspartate. J. Anim. Sci. 78:365-370.
Estienne, M. J., W. A. Donet, J. M. Harter-Dennis, T. G. Hartsock, M. B. Solomon and C. R. Barb. 2000b. Growth performance and adipose tissue deposition in barrows fed n-methyl-d,laspartate. J. Anim. Sci. 78:2504-2507.