Alternative pathways of ovarian apoptosis: death for life.

  title={Alternative pathways of ovarian apoptosis: death for life.},
  author={Abraham Amsterdam and R. Sasson and Iris Keren-Tal and Dorit Aharoni and Ada Dantes and Eli Rimon and Aafke Land and Tsadok Cohen and Yuval Dor and Liron Hirsh},
  journal={Biochemical pharmacology},
  volume={66 8},
Ovarian cell death is an essential process for the homeostasis of ovarian function in human and other mammalian species. It ensures the selection of the dominant follicle and the demise of excess follicles. In turn, this process minimizes the possibility of multiple embryo development during pregnancy and assures the development of few, but healthy embryos. Degeneration of the old corpora lutea in each estrus/menstrual cycle by programmed cell death is essential for maintaining the normal… CONTINUE READING
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