Evidence of apoptosis in human primordial and primary follicles.

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BACKGROUND Apoptosis may operate the 'selection' between follicles destined for atresia and follicles that will remain available for ovulation. The aim of this study is to assess the expression of apoptosis in quiescent follicles. METHODS Ovarian cortex samples from women of reproductive age, fixed in formalin, were used for immunohistochemical and… (More)

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