Christian De Geyter

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We report the characterization of full-length human ADAMTS (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs)-16, a novel member of the disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs (hence ADAMTS) family. ADAMTS-16 is highly expressed both in the kidney and in the ovary, where it is predominantly expressed in the parietal(More)
Antral follicular growth in the ovary is characterized by rapid expansion of granulosa cells accompanied by a rising complexity of their functionality. Within two weeks the number of human granulosa cells increases from less than 500,000 to more than 50 millions cells per follicle and differentiates into groups of cells with a variety of specialized(More)
The development of ovarian follicles hinges on the timely exposure to the appropriate combination of hormones. Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) are both produced in the pituitary gland and are transported via the blood circulation to the thecal layer surrounding the follicle. From there both hormones are transported into the(More)
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