Contrasting effects of fatty acids on oocyte maturation in several starfish species.

@article{Meijer1986ContrastingEO,
  title={Contrasting effects of fatty acids on oocyte maturation in several starfish species.},
  author={Laurent Meijer and Jacques Maclouf and Robert W. Bryant},
  journal={Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and medicine},
  year={1986},
  volume={23 2-3},
  pages={179-84}
}
Oocyte maturation (meiosis reinitiation) in starfish is induced by the natural hormone 1-methyladenine. In some species (group 2) oocyte maturation can be induced by micromolar concentrations of a few fatty acids such as arachidonic and eicosapentaenoic acids or by nanomolar concentrations of hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid. Complete maturation is triggered… CONTINUE READING