Expression of inhibin/activin subunits and follistatin messenger ribonucleic acids and proteins in ovarian follicles and the corpus luteum during the human menstrual cycle.

@article{Roberts1993ExpressionOI,
  title={Expression of inhibin/activin subunits and follistatin messenger ribonucleic acids and proteins in ovarian follicles and the corpus luteum during the human menstrual cycle.},
  author={Veronica J. Roberts and Sandra Barth and A el-Roeiy and Samuel Yen},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={1993},
  volume={77 5},
  pages={1402-10}
}
The physiological role of intraovarian activin (beta/beta) and inhibin (alpha/beta) dimers in humans in unclear. The identification of follistatin as a beta-subunit-specific high affinity binding protein has added complexities for the interpretation of in vitro studies concerning the functionalities of these ovarian peptides. We, therefore, have attempted to define in vivo compartmental distributions of gene expression and protein localization for inhibin and activin subunits (alpha, beta A… CONTINUE READING