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Established gap junctional communication (GJC) in the ovarian follicle is essential for maintaining the oocytes in meiotic arrest. Alternatively, LH-induced reinitiation of meiosis is subsequent to… (More)
Meiotically arrested mammalian oocytes are stimulated to resume meiosis by LH. This response, which can be reversed by elevation of intraoocyte cAMP levels, is associated with interruption of gap… (More)
Resumption of meiosis, induced by LH, is preceded by the breakdown of gap junctional communication, which terminates the supply of cAMP from the somatic cells of the ovarian follicle to the oocyte.… (More)
The source of the inhibitory levels of cAMP that maintain oocytes meiotically arrested is under controversy. A model for regulation of the meiotic division that suggests the transfer of a somatic… (More)
Gap junctions, predominantly comprising connexin43 (Cx43), mediate cell-to-cell communication within the ovarian follicle. However, the partaking of Cx43 in the formation of the gap junction… (More)