Effect of gonadotropins and prostaglandin on cumulus mucification in cultures of intact follicles.

Follicles of 28 day-old pregnant mare serum gonadotropin (PMSG)-primed rats, were cultured for up to 24 hours in the presence or absence of ovine gonadotropins, highly purified rat gonadotropins, dibutyryl cyclic AMP (dbcAMP), methylisobutylxanthine (MIX), choleratoxin (CT), or prostaglandin E2 (PGE2). The morphology of the cumulus-oocyte complexes isolated… CONTINUE READING