Follistatin concentrations in follicular fluid of normal and polycystic ovaries.

@article{Erickson1995FollistatinCI,
  title={Follistatin concentrations in follicular fluid of normal and polycystic ovaries.},
  author={Gregory F. Erickson and D. G. Chung and Arthur J. Sit and L V Depaolo and Shunichi Shimasaki and N M Ling},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={1995},
  volume={10 8},
  pages={2120-4}
}
Follistatin (FS) is an activin/inhibin binding protein which is believed to act in an autocrine/paracrine manner to regulate growth and differentiation. Although FS has been identified in human follicular fluid, it remains unclear how its concentration changes during selection and atresia, and what the concentrations of FS are in follicles of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Towards this goal, we have measured by radioimmunoassay the concentrations of FS in follicular fluid obtained… CONTINUE READING