Serum inhibin A, inhibin B, pro-alphaC, and activin A levels in women with idiopathic premature ovarian failure.

@article{Munz2004SerumIA,
  title={Serum inhibin A, inhibin B, pro-alphaC, and activin A levels in women with idiopathic premature ovarian failure.},
  author={Winfried Munz and Mohamed Eid Hammadeh and Rudolf Seufert and Michael Schaffrath and Werner Schmidt and Kunhard Pollow},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={2004},
  volume={82 3},
  pages={760-2}
}
Serum inhibin A, inhibin B, pro-alphaC, and activin A levels in 30 women with idiopathic premature ovarian failure (POF), 30 postmenopausal women, and 30 age-matched fertile women were determined. Women with POF showed low levels of inhibin A and inhibin B, but not of activin A, whereas the levels of pro-alphaC were significantly higher than in postmenopausal women. Thus, the circulating level of pro-alphaC could be a marker for assessing residual ovarian function in women with POF.