Impact of extracellular matrix remodeling on ovulation and the folliculo-luteal transition.

@article{Curry2006ImpactOE,
  title={Impact of extracellular matrix remodeling on ovulation and the folliculo-luteal transition.},
  author={Thomas E. Curry and Michael Smith},
  journal={Seminars in reproductive medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={228-41}
}
Follicular rupture and the transformation of an estrogenic preovulatory follicle into a highly vascularized corpus luteum capable of producing large quantities of progesterone are required for the establishment of pregnancy. These processes are dependent upon the precise remodeling of the ovarian extracellular matrix (ECM). Such remodeling occurs both at the level of synthesis and/or proteolytic degradation of ECM proteins. Enzymes known to have important roles in ovarian ECM remodeling include… CONTINUE READING

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