Morphological and molecular characteristics of living human fetuses between Carnegie stages 7 and 23: immunolocalization of inhibin alpha and beta a subunits.

@article{Harkness1997MorphologicalAM,
  title={Morphological and molecular characteristics of living human fetuses between Carnegie stages 7 and 23: immunolocalization of inhibin alpha and beta a subunits.},
  author={Linda M Harkness and DavidT. Baird},
  journal={Human reproduction update},
  year={1997},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={
          35-57
        }
}
Transforming growth factor (TGF) is known to have the ability to modify mitogenic responses of tissues to other peptide growth factors and therefore may contribute to the rapid growth rate of an embryo. Throughout the TGF superfamily there is a similar fundamental molecular architecture. Included in this superfamily are inhibin A, activin A and activin B. It has been shown that activin is a powerful mesodermal inducing factor in the early embryo. The human embryo has shown localization of… CONTINUE READING