primordial follicle


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primordial follicle

An ovarian follicle consisting of the ovum enclosed in a single layer of cells.
See also: follicle
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The study found that female mice exposed to chronic stress had significantly fewer primordial follicles.
Ovarian tissue cryopreservation (OTC) is an experimental fertility preservation method in which the ovarian cortex, which contains a lot of primordial follicles, is removed surgically and then cryopreserved.
(1, 20) In mammalian ovaries, apoptosis plays an important role in the process of primordial follicle formation.
Comparison of vitrification and conventional slow freezing for cryopreservation of ovarian tissue with respect to the number of intact primordial follicles: a meta-analysis.
Oocyte-specific deletion of Pten causes premature activation of the primordial follicle pool.
Primordial follicles are essential for the maintenance of fertility throughout the reproductive lives of mammalian females (1).
In both groups, the immunolabelling intensity of GDF9 expression in primordial follicles was decreased compared to other stages of follicular development in the granulosa cells and the oocyte cytoplasm.
Our results support the work of Kevenaar et al., who reported strong correlation between serum and primordial follicles.22 It is worth mentioning that in group C serum AMH was significantly higher than group B (p<0.001), however, it was lower than AMH levels obtained from controls (p=0.101).
Control of Primordial Follicle Recruitment by Anti-Mu"llerian Hormone in the Mouse Ovary 1.
The comparison of the values found in the present work for the mean diameter of primordial follicle (16.0 [+ or -] 2.0 [micro]m and 20.8 [+ or -] 2.2 [micro]m), primary follicle (50.2 [+ or -] 5.5 [micro]m and 59.6 [+ or -] 7.2 [micro]m), and antral follicle (626.0 [+ or -] 161.4 [micro]m and 821 [+ or -] 110.6 [micro]m) are within the same range of values with those reported by Mayor et al.
The primordial follicle, a single layer of squamous shaped granulosa cells, surrounds oocytes.