Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist affects rat ovarian follicle development by interfering with FSH and growth factors on the prevention of apoptosis.

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Apoptosis is the biological process by which follicular cells are eliminated in atretic follicles. The aim of the present study was to examine the in vitro effect of a GnRH-a (leuprolide acetate, LA) and its interactions with FSH, dibutyryl cAMP, and growth factors (IGF-I, EGF, and FGF) on follicular apoptosis in early antral ovarian follicles obtained from… (More)

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