Matrix metalloproteinases-2 and -9 activities in bovine follicular fluid of different-sized follicles: relationship to intra-follicular inhibin and steroid concentrations.

@article{Imai2003MatrixMA,
  title={Matrix metalloproteinases-2 and -9 activities in bovine follicular fluid of different-sized follicles: relationship to intra-follicular inhibin and steroid concentrations.},
  author={Kei Imai and M. A. M. Yahia Khandoker and Miharu Yonai and Tadakazu Takahashi and Tomomi Sato and A. Ito and Yoshihisa Hasegawa and Kazuiyoshi Hashizume},
  journal={Domestic animal endocrinology},
  year={2003},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={171-83}
}
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) play very important roles in extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling during ovarian follicular development, ovulation and atresia. The aim of the present study was to determine the content of gelatinases in follicular fluid in various sized bovine follicles. Bovine ovaries were collected from local slaughterhouse and follicular fluid from follicles of 2 to over 25 mm in diameter was collected. Gelatinase activity within the follicular fluid was analyzed by gelatin… CONTINUE READING

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