Follicular fluid expression of alpha-defensins and their role in ovulation

@article{Das2007FollicularFE,
  title={Follicular fluid expression of alpha-defensins and their role in ovulation},
  author={Sangeeta Das and Major David Bates and Gill S Vince and Iwan David Lewis-Jones and Rafet Gazvani},
  journal={Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics},
  year={2007},
  volume={25},
  pages={83-87}
}
Defensins are cytotoxic peptides and have a well-defined role in host defense. Human alpha defensins 1–3 (HNP1–3) are primarily produced by peripheral neutrophils and constitute about 50% of the azurphil granule protein. Studies have suggested that peripheral neutrophils and the resident neutrophils in the ovary enhance the release of IL-8 and TNF-α that… CONTINUE READING