Ovarian follicles


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Ovarian follicles

Structures found within the ovary that produce eggs.
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2005) demonstrated that the apoptotic signal was detected in the granular layer of the cystic ovarian follicles in the control and treatment with ZEA at the level of 20 [micro]g/kg of body weight/d, but not in the treatment with ZEA at the level of 40 [micro]g/kg of body weight/d, which was consistent with the results of the present study.
Using statistical analysis we found that the variation in HDL-particle components within a woman was frequently greater than the variation between different women, suggesting that each ovarian follicle was a chemically and metabolically active 'mini-organ'" said Bloom, a member of UAlbany's Department of Environmental Health Sciences.
For more than a decade, scientists have believed that ovarian follicle cells are derived from the epithelial cells on the surface of the ovary as it develops," said research leader Professor Ray Rodgers, from the University of Adelaide's Robinson Institute.
The graduate students and the fellows began talking about the inability of the lab to extend the experiment to see if human ovarian follicles are similarly capable of maturing into eggs that would be fertilizable.
Formation of mammalian oocytes and their growth, differentiation and maturation within ovarian follicles.
Chemotherapy often destroys ovarian follicles, causing women to become infertile.
Gonal-f(R) has been approved in 94 countries worldwide including Europe and the US with indications of stimulation of the growth of ovarian follicles and ovulation in women.
The hormone injections used to induce livestock and women to ovulate may force some eggs to leave ovarian follicles too early to begin and maintain a successful pregnancy, a new study reports.
2:20 Wendy Arndt (NDSU) EFFECTS OF NUTRIENT RESTRICTION AND DIETARY SELENIUM ON CELLULAR PROLIFERATION IN FETAL OVARIAN FOLLICLES OBTAINED FROM SHEEP IN LA TE PREGNANCY
In the study, researchers at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada, tested whether ovarian follicles develop in "waves" in humans, as they do in some animals.
Instead of rupturing to release an egg, the ovarian follicles continue to fill with fluid forming cysts creating hormonal imbalances which can lead to acne and increased body hair.