ovarian follicle


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ovarian follicle

n.
A cavity in the ovary containing a maturing ovum surrounded by its encasing cells.
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Thus, the aim of this study was to assess the effects of MC hydroalcoholic extract on three-dimensional follicle culture because there were no scientific reports of Chamomilla effects in in vitro mouse ovarian follicle culture.
2010) showed the importance of maternal dietary folate/B-vitamin status during the periconceptional period in the bovine oocyte, somatic cells of the ovarian follicle, and pre-implantation embryo.
Immunolocalization of [alpha]-TNF: Considering the importance of the expression of TNF-[alpha] in stimulating, proliferation and steroidogenesis in the ovarian follicle theca cells, this study examined the expression levels of TNF-[alpha], in pre-antral and antral follicles which were observed in the granulosa layer in PCOS ovaries.
5-7] The ovarian marker, especially AMH gives more accurate information of ovarian follicle quantity in young hypergonadotropic patients than FSH.
The ovarian follicle is the functional unit of the ovary, in which the somatic components (thecal and granulosa cells), and germ (oocyte) are closely related and interdependent (Moenter et al.
Objective: To observe the effects of immobilization stress on the ovarian follicle count.
A series of pioneering studies elucidated the cellular basis of yolk accumulation in the ovarian follicle of the giant silk moth Hyalophora cecropia Linnaeus, 1758 (Telfer, 1960; Telfer and Rutberg, 1960; Telfer and Anderson, 1968).
Analysis of the HSP70:GAL4 effect in the ovary is likely to provide new insights into the normal function of ovarian follicle cells.
Later studies demonstrated that the meiotic maturation of oocytes is subject to regulation by the somatic compartment of the ovarian follicle.