Growth factors and the control of folliculogenesis.

  title={Growth factors and the control of folliculogenesis.},
  author={Philippe Monget and Danielle Monniaux},
  journal={Journal of reproduction and fertility. Supplement},
There is increasing evidence that growth factors modulate folliculogenesis. However their precise role in the processes of follicular growth, differentiation and atresia is still unknown. Growth factors belong to complex systems, including all the factors structurally and functionally related, their receptor(s) and, in most cases, binding proteins or proteoglycans. In this review, the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system is presented as a paradigm for the study of other growth factor systems… CONTINUE READING

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