Temporal mRNA expression of transforming growth factor-beta superfamily members and inhibitors in the developing rainbow trout ovary.

During mammalian ovarian development transforming growth factor-beta (TGFbeta) superfamily members and their inhibitors are critical paracrine regulators, yet the intraovarian functions of these proteins have received less attention in fish. Using quantitative real-time RT-PCR, changes in ovarian mRNA expression of six TGFbeta members and two inhibitors… CONTINUE READING