Angiogenesis in the human corpus luteum.

  title={Angiogenesis in the human corpus luteum.},
  author={Norihiro Sugino and Aki Matsuoka and Ken Taniguchi and Hiroshi Tamura},
  journal={Reproductive medicine and biology},
  volume={7 2},
Angiogenesis is important for the formation and development of the corpus luteum and for maintenance of luteal function. Blood vessel regression is an important physiological phenomenon in the corpus luteum, which is associated with tissue involution during structural luteolysis. Angiogenesis actively occurs during the early luteal phase and is completed by the mid-luteal phase. Perivascular cells (pericytes) increase in number from the early luteal phase to the mid-luteal phase, suggesting… CONTINUE READING