Hormonal control of mammalian oocyte meiosis at diplotene stage


Mammalian oocytes grow and undergo meiosis within ovarian follicles. Fully grown oocytes are arrested at the first meiotic prophase by a mural granulosa origin “arrester” until a surge of luteinizing hormone (LH) from the pituitary at the mid-cycle stimulates the immature oocyte to resume meiosis. Recent evidence indicates that natriuretic peptide precursor… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00018-011-0867-3


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