Immunolocalization of androgen receptor and steroidogenic enzymes in cumuli oophori of pre- and post-ovulatory rats.

@article{Szotys2010ImmunolocalizationOA,
  title={Immunolocalization of androgen receptor and steroidogenic enzymes in cumuli oophori of pre- and post-ovulatory rats.},
  author={Maria Szołtys and Maria Słomczyńska and Katarzyna Knapczyk-Stwora and Małgorzata Durlej and Agnieszka Lechowska and Agnieszka Starowicz},
  journal={Acta histochemica},
  year={2010},
  volume={112 6},
  pages={576-82}
}
Immunolocalization of 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogense (3β-HSD), cytochrome P450c17 (P450c17) and androgen receptor (AR) were investigated in rat cumuli oophori (COCs) of late pre-ovulatory follicles and in post-ovulatory COCs bearing fertilized oocytes. A gradient of intensity of 3β-HSD immunolabelling was observed in the granulosa layer of pre-ovulatory follicles, with almost negative immunolabelling in COCs and with the strongest immunoreaction in the mural granulosa cells. Post-ovulatory COCs… CONTINUE READING