follicular fluid


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follicular fluid

The liquid rich in heparin sulfate, hyaluronic acid, anti-müullerian hormone, defensins, and other chemicals that surrounds developing oocytes as they mature in the ovary.
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Since 1970, body burden measurements for chlorinated contaminants in humans have been determined in blood, follicular fluid, human milk, and adipose tissue (4,5).
But in 52 of the women, the follicular fluid contained bacteria that were not found in the lower tract.
Suppression of dominant and subordinate ovarian follicles by a proteinaceous fraction of follicular fluid in heifers.
Follicular fluids were collected from women under gonadotropin stimulation during in vitro fertilization.
Effect of antisperm antibodies present in human follicular fluid upon the acrosome reaction and spermzona pellucida interaction.
For isolation of GCs, follicular fluid was aspirated from antral follicles (3-5 mm diameter) and placed in plastic tissue culture dish (Nunc, 94 mm) containing 2.
Similar correlations between maternal serum and follicular fluid contaminant levels have been reported for in vitro fertilization patients (Younglai et al.
Studies have shown that numerous xenobiotics are present in semen and follicular fluid, or circulating in maternal blood and lodged in fat stores.
Lanosterot 14alpha-demethylase (CYP51), NADPH-cytochrome P450 reductase and squalene synthase in spermatogenesis: late spermatids of the rat express proteins needed to synthesize follicular fluid meiosis activating sterol.
The highest concentration of estradiol esters has been detected in ovarian follicular fluid, on average ~91.
Follicular fluid and cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) were aspirated from follicles of 2-6 mm in diameter using an 18-gauge needle fixed to a 10 ml disposable syringe.

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