Learn More
Mouse fetal ovaries were cultured to investigate germ cell development in the presence of a combination of the growth factors (GFs) stem cell factor, insulin-like growth factor-1 and leukaemia inhibitory factor. Ovaries were isolated from fetal mice at 13 and 14 days post-coitum (dpc) and cultured to the equivalent of 17 dpc. Culture conditions comprised(More)
Prenatal oogenesis produces hundreds of thousands of oocytes, most of which are discarded through apoptosis before birth. Despite this large-scale selection, the survivors do not constitute a perfect population, and the factors at the cellular level that result in apoptosis or survival of any individual oocyte are largely unknown. What then are the(More)
  • 1