Functions for proteinases in the ovulatory process.

  title={Functions for proteinases in the ovulatory process.},
  author={Junji Ohnishi and Eriko Ohnishi and Hiroshi Shibuya and Takayuki Takahashi},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  volume={1751 1},
The ovary is a unique and dynamic organ in respect to rapid and extensive degrees of tissue development and remodeling that are periodically repeated in the female reproductive activity. Ovulation is a directed and sequential process accompanied by broad-spectrum proteolysis and culminates in the follicular rupture to release the matured oocyte. This review will focus on the potential roles of six representative proteinases that are involved in various aspects of ovulatory processes: matrix… CONTINUE READING
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