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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miRNAs and proteins were identified in these cell-secreted vesicles: miRNA-181a, miR-375, and miR-513a-3p levels in follicular fluid EXO were significantly higher in old compared to young mares (DA SILVEIRA et al., 2012).
(53) Several maturation-preventing factors have been identified in follicular fluid and granulosa cells.
Supplementation goat follicular fluid responded positively to the expansion of cumulus cells.
Similarly, Rahman (8) reported that concentrations of estra-diol-17[beta] and progesterone in the follicular fluid increased with the growth of the follicles in the female dromedary camel.
Serum and follicular fluid organochlorine concentrations among women undergoing assisted reproduction technologies, Environ Health 8:32, doi:1O,1 186/1476-069X-8-32 [Online 14 July 2009].
Blastocyst yield on Day 7 was lower for oocytes matured in medium supplemented with small follicular fluid compared to oocytes matured with EMS and to those matured in follicular fluid derived from large follicles (P < 0.05).
The researchers even revealed that the finding was later replicated in a larger study, wherein they analysed the follicular fluid of 148 women and found bacteria in the fluid of all but one woman.
The tremendous increase in follicle diameter is due primarily to expansion of the volume of follicular fluid. In addition, production of estradiol by follicular cells is reaching a maximum level during this time.
Beg MA, Bergfelt DR, Kot K, Ginther OJ (2002) Follicle selection in cattle: dynamics of follicular fluid factors during development of follicle dominance.
Insulin-like growth factor binding proteins in follicular fluid from morphologically distinct healthy and atretic bovine antral follicles.
Japanese researchers have demonstrated that periovarian adhesions interfere with diffusion of gonadotropins into the follicular fluid during IVF treatment, affecting both the follicular human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) concentration and the ratio between follicular hCG and serum hCG concentration (Hum.
It is involved before ovulation, in follicular maturation and the process leading to ovulation; (27) it is a major constituent of follicular fluid and may be the component responsible for inducing the movement of spermatozoa to the ovum for fertilization; (28) it may also produce structural changes that facilitate the entry of spermatozoa into the ovum; (29) it influences the transport of the fertilized egg through the Fallopian tube and causes endometrial changes (known as decidualization) that are required for successful implantation and establishment of pregnancy; and it affects the function of the endometrial surface (the endometrial epithelium) and the interaction between that surface and its supporting structure (the endometrial stroma).

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