Growth hormone pathway gene expression varies in porcine cumulus–oocyte complexes during in vitro maturation

@article{Zhu2008GrowthHP,
  title={Growth hormone pathway gene expression varies in porcine cumulus–oocyte complexes during in vitro maturation},
  author={Guiyu Zhu and Shujuan Liu and Yunliang Jiang and Honghua Yang and Jinlian Li},
  journal={In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Animal},
  year={2008},
  volume={44},
  pages={305-308}
}
Growth hormone (GH) plays important roles in oocyte development and facilitates the successful production of competent oocytes in many species both in vivo and in vitro. However, the mechanism of GH action on oocyte maturation is not well known. In this paper, the temporospatial messenger ribonucleic acid expression patterns of GH and several other GH-related factors were quantitatively analyzed in porcine cumulus–oocytes complex throughout in vitro maturation (IVM). GH expression was decreased… CONTINUE READING