Morphologic and functional determinants of primordial and primary follicles in the monkey ovary.

@article{Gougeon2000MorphologicAF,
  title={Morphologic and functional determinants of primordial and primary follicles in the monkey ovary.},
  author={Alain Gougeon and D Busso},
  journal={Molecular and cellular endocrinology},
  year={2000},
  volume={163 1-2},
  pages={33-42}
}
In mammals, the mechanisms triggering initiation of follicular growth remain largely unknown. The present study constitutes an attempt to relate morphological and functional changes occuring in follicles at the time of transition from the nongrowing to the early growing stage. The population of very small follicles, including both nongrowing and early growing follicles, has been studied in fetal and adult monkey (Macaca fascicularis). Counts of these follicles and immunohistochemical analyses… CONTINUE READING