Ovarian follicles


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Ovarian follicles

Structures found within the ovary that produce eggs.
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Is there any effect of fenugreek seeds aqueous extract (FSA) on the quantity of ovarian follicles and estrus cycle of female rats?
(9,) (12) The hepatocyte growth factor is a cytokine that promotes follicular maturation and suppresses apoptosis in ovarian follicles and GCs.
In our study, the process of ovarian follicle atresia and resorption was preceded by marked morphological changes in both the oocyte and follicular cells, such as the disintegration of the oocyte germinal vesicle and of other cytoplasmic changes, the fragmentation of the zona radiate and the hypertrophy of the granulosa cells.
(2000) mentioned that in rats, the GDF9 inhibit FSH-induced cAMP synthesis, so the SNPin GDF9 of sheep may be cause increment the sensitivity of ovarian follicles to FSH, and that exert a positive effect on the number of developing follicle and CCs expansibility.
Vascular endothelial growth factor and its receptor, Flk-1/KDR, are cytoprotective in the extravascular compartment of the ovarian follicle. Endocrinology 2004; 145: 2896-905.
Extracellular matrix improves survival of both stored and fresh human primordial and primary ovarian follicles in longterm culture.
Scientists were then able to grow the ovarian follicles on this
in 2011 (9) were the first to report an ex-vivo retrieval of mature oocyte for FP during a laparotomy, aspirating ovarian follicles with a needle in a patient with a recurrent borderline ovarian tumor, as a method to avoid tumor upstaging after spillage of its content as a consequence of its puncture.
The ultrasonographic examination showed ovarian follicles as non-echotic structures, usually with a thin border, and irregular shape due to the compression of other ovarian structures.
The effects of intravenous, glucose versus saline on ovarian follicles and their levels of some mediators of insulin signaling.
PHOTO | IRENE MUGO | NMGGonaldotrophin releasing hormone is naturally produced by the cows in order to release luteinising hormone, which in conjunction with follicle stimulating hormone, enhances growth of ovarian follicles that contain developing eggs.