Steroidogenesis and apoptosis in the mammalian ovary

  title={Steroidogenesis and apoptosis in the mammalian ovary},
  author={Abraham Amsterdam and Iris Keren-Tal and Dorit Aharoni and Ada Dantes and Liron Hirsh},
Ovarian cell death is an essential process for the homeostasis of ovarian function in human and other mammalian species. It ensures the selection of the dominant follicle and the demise of excess follicles. In turn, this process minimizes the possibility of multiple embryo development during pregnancy and assures the development of few, but healthy embryos. Degeneration of the old corpora lutea in each estrous/menstrual cycle by programmed cell death is essential to maintain the normal… CONTINUE READING


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