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In the last few years, several works suggest that Growth Hormone (GH) is involved in follicular development and oocyte maturation. These actions may reflect endocrine roles of pituitary GH and also(More)
DNA methyltransferase-1 (Dnmt1) is involved in the maintenance of DNA methylation patterns and is crucial for normal mammalian development. The aim of the present study was to assess the localization(More)
In a previous survey concerning cows of reproductive age, we demonstrated that oocytes isolated from ovaries with <10 medium antral follicles of 2 to 6 mm in diameter (low ovaries; Lo) show less(More)
The effects of epidermal growth factor (EGF) and insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) on the maturation and subsequent development of cattle oocytes in vitro were evaluated in three experiments.(More)