Oviduct: roles in fertilization and early embryo development.

@article{Li2017OviductRI,
  title={Oviduct: roles in fertilization and early embryo development.},
  author={Shuai Li and Wipawee Winuthayanon},
  journal={The Journal of endocrinology},
  year={2017},
  volume={232 1},
  pages={
          R1-R26
        }
}
Animal oviducts and human Fallopian tubes are a part of the female reproductive tract that hosts fertilization and pre-implantation development of the embryo. With an increasing understanding of roles of the oviduct at the cellular and molecular levels, current research signifies the importance of the oviduct on naturally conceived fertilization and pre-implantation embryo development. This review highlights the physiological conditions within the oviduct during fertilization, environmental… 

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    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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Clear evidence is presented that specific growth factors of embryonic and/or reproductive tract origin participate in preimplantation embryo development and blastocyst functions in an autocrine/paracrine manner.
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