Cytochrome p450-dependent lipid metabolism in preovulatory follicles.

Estrogen biosynthesis and proteolysis are both important processes involved in ovarian follicular development, which may be influenced by cytochrome P450 (CYP)-dependent fatty acid metabolites. However, CYP-dependent lipid metabolism has not been characterized with respect to follicular maturation in vivo. Therefore, follicular fluid was collected in the… CONTINUE READING