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Formation of mammalian oocytes and their growth, differentiation and maturation within ovarian follicles.
The limited knowledge on the regulation of oocyte formation, the different steps of folliculogenesis and the required conditions for oocytes to undergo proper growth, differentiation and maturationExpand
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Involvement of growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system in ovarian folliculogenesis.
During the last decade, involvement of growth hormone (GH), insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) and IGF binding proteins (IGFBPs) in ovarian folliculogenesis has been extensively studied. This reviewExpand
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Insulin‐like growth factor‐I (IGF‐I) stimulates the development of cultured rat pre‐antral follicles
The aim of the present study is to investigate the effect of insulin‐like growth factor (IGF‐I) on the development of cultured rat pre‐antral follicles. Pre‐antral follicles with a diameter betweenExpand
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Expression of growth differentiation factor 9 (GDF9), bone morphogenetic protein 15 (BMP15), and BMP receptors in the ovaries of goats
The process of ovarian folliculogenesis is composed of proliferation and differentiation of the constitutive cells in developing follicles. In goats, relatively little information is available on theExpand
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Survival and growth of goat primordial follicles after in vitro culture of ovarian cortical slices in media containing coconut water.
The development of culture systems to support the initiation of growth of primordial follicles is important to the study of the factors that control the earliest stages of folliculogenesis. WeExpand
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Ovarian follicle development in vitro and oocyte competence: advances and challenges for farm animals.
During the last 2 decades, research on in vitro preantral follicle growth and oocyte maturation has delivered fascinating advances concerning the knowledge of processes regulating follicle growth andExpand
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Ovarian development in intrauterine growth-retarded and normally developed piglets originating from the same litter.
Epidemiological studies in humans linking adult disease to growth in utero indicate that prenatal life is a critical period for the appropriate development of the reproductive axis. The aim of thisExpand
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Evidence for a direct neuronal pathway from the suprachiasmatic nucleus to the gonadotropin‐releasing hormone system: Combined tracing and light and electron microscopic immunocytochemical studies
The timing and occurrence of the preovulatory luteinizing hormone (LH) surge in the female rodent are critically dependent on the integrity of the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN). Destruction of theExpand
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Immunocytochemical detection and RT-PCR expression of leukaemia inhibitory factor and its receptor in human fetal and adult ovaries.
The ability to mature human primordial follicles in vitro would assist fertility restoration. However, the signals initiating growth of primordial follicles are unknown. Growth factors such asExpand
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Stability of housekeeping genes and expression of locally produced growth factors and hormone receptors in goat preantral follicles.
The aim of the present study was to investigate the stability of six housekeeping genes, and the relative expression of growth factors (EGF, GDF-9, BMP-15, VEGF, FGF-2, BMP-6, IGF-1 and KL) andExpand
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