The developing Xenopus oocyte specifies the type of gonadotropin-stimulated steroidogenesis performed by its associated follicle cells.

@article{Sretarugsa1997TheDX,
  title={The developing Xenopus oocyte specifies the type of gonadotropin-stimulated steroidogenesis performed by its associated follicle cells.},
  author={Prapee Sretarugsa and Robin A. Wallace},
  journal={Development, growth & differentiation},
  year={1997},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={87-97}
}
As a response to gonadotropin, amphibian ovarian follicles primarily synthesize and secrete estradiol-17 beta (E2) during vitellogenesis and progesterone (P) when fully grown. Stage IV (vitellogenic) and stage VI (full-grown) ovarian follicles from Xenopus laevis, as well as intermediate sizes, were used to explore this change in steroidogenesis. Optimum steroidogenesis occurred in both stage IV and stage VI follicle exposed for 6 h to 20 IU human chorionic gonadotropin/mL. Although the total… CONTINUE READING

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