Joy Pate

Director of the Center for Reproductive Biology and Health; Professor of Reproductive Physiology; C. Lee Rumberger and Family Chair in Agricultural Sciences

Joy Pate

Research Summary

Specializing in the area of ovarian function. Primary research interests focus on the interactions between steroidogenic and immune cells, and the role of microRNA in development and maintenance of the corpus luteum.

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Publication Tags

Corpus Luteum Pregnancy Micrornas Progesterone Messenger Rna Proteins Cattle Luteolysis Luteal Cells Cows Oleoresins T Lymphocytes Estrous Cycle Capsicum Lymphocytes Prostaglandins Cells Mothers Gene Expression Neutrophils Dairy Cows Selenium Selenoproteins Estradiol Cholesterol

Most Recent Papers

Form of Supplemental Selenium Affects the Expression of mRNA Transcripts Encoding Selenoproteins, and Proteins Regulating Cholesterol Uptake, in the Corpus Luteum of Grazing Beef Cows

Sarah N. Carr, Benjamin R. Crites, Joy L. Pate, Camilla H.K. Hughes, James C. Matthews, Phillip J. Bridges, 2022, Animals

NR5A2 and potential regulatory miRNAs in the bovine CL during early pregnancy

C. H.K. Hughes, A. Rogus, E. K. Inskeep, J. L. Pate, 2021, Reproduction on p. 173-182

Roadmap to pregnancy during the period of maternal recognition in the cow: Changes within the corpus luteum associated with luteal rescue

Joy L. Pate, 2020, Theriogenology on p. 294-301

Temporal changes in the corpus luteum during early pregnancy reveal regulation of pathways that enhance steroidogenesis and suppress luteolytic mechanisms

C. H.K. Hughes, E. K. Inskeep, J. L. Pate, 2020, Biology of Reproduction on p. 70-84


Jens Vanselow, Lane K. Christenson, Joy L. Pate, 2020, Frontiers in Endocrinology

Luteal Lipids Regulate Progesterone Production and May Modulate Immune Cell Function During the Estrous Cycle and Pregnancy

Camilla H.K. Hughes, Remy Bosviel, John W. Newman, Joy L. Pate, 2019, Frontiers in Endocrinology

Molecular profiling demonstrates modulation of immune cell function and matrix remodeling during luteal rescue

Camilla K. Hughes, Samar W. Maalouf, Wan Sheng Liu, Joy L. Pate, 2019, Biology of Reproduction on p. 1581-1596

Luteolysis and the corpus luteum of pregnancy. In: The Ovary 3rd Edition

C. Hughes, Joy Pate, 2019, on p. 270-295


Joy L. Pate, 2018, on p. 106-113

Applications of large-scale molecular profiling techniques to the study of the corpus luteum

Joy L. Pate, Camilla K. Hughes, 2018, Animal Reproduction on p. 791-804

Most-Cited Papers

MicroRNA in ovarian function

S. W. Maalouf, W. S. Liu, J. L. Pate, 2016, Zeitschrift für Zellforschung und mikroskopische Anatomie (Vienna, Austria : 1948) on p. 7-18

Progesterone effects on lymphocytes may be mediated by membrane progesterone receptors

Kalidou Ndiaye, Daniel H. Poole, Sadhat Walusimbi, Matthew J. Cannon, Koji Toyokawa, Samar W. Maalouf, Jing Dong, Peter Thomas, Joy L. Pate, 2012, Journal of Reproductive Immunology on p. 15-26

Immune and production responses of dairy cows to postruminal supplementation with phytonutrients

J. Oh, A. N. Hristov, C. Lee, T. Cassidy, K. Heyler, G. A. Varga, J. Pate, S. Walusimbi, E. Brzezicka, K. Toyokawa, J. Werner, S. S. Donkin, R. Elias, S. Dowd, D. Bravo, 2013, Journal of Dairy Science on p. 7830-7843

Physiology and endocrinology symposium

S. S. Walusimbi, J. L. Pate, 2013, Journal of Animal Science on p. 1650-1659

Impact of preovulatory estradiol concentrations on conceptus development and uterine gene expression

G. A. Bridges, M. L. Mussard, J. L. Pate, T. L. Ott, T. R. Hansen, M. L. Day, 2012, Animal Reproduction Science on p. 16-26

Luteal microenvironment directs resident T lymphocyte function in cows

Daniel H. Poole, Joy L. Pate, 2012, Biology of Reproduction on p. 29

Life or death decisions in the corpus luteum

J. L. Pate, C. J. Johnson-Larson, J. S. Ottobre, 2012, Reproduction in Domestic Animals on p. 297-303

Effects of dietary Capsicum oleoresin on productivity and immune responses in lactating dairy cows

J. Oh, F. Giallongo, T. Frederick, J. Pate, S. Walusimbi, R. J. Elias, E. H. Wall, D. Bravo, A. N. Hristov, 2015, Journal of Dairy Science on p. 6327-6339

Regulating life or death

Samar W. Maalouf, Wan Sheng Liu, Istvan Albert, Joy L. Pate, 2014, Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology on p. 78-88

Changes in MicroRNA Expression During Maturation of the Bovine Corpus Luteum: Regulation of Luteal Cell Proliferation and Function by MicroRNA-34a.

Samar W. Maalouf, Courtney L. Smith, Joy L. Pate, 2016, Biology of Reproduction on p. 71