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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Therefore, the main objective of present study was to investigate effect of zinc supplementation on clinical involution of uterus and cervix and largest ovarian follicle size in Karan Fries cows.
Xu et al., "Obesity accelerates ovarian follicle development and follicle loss in rats," Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental, vol.
Ovarian follicle atresia was occurred by productive type and characterized by formation of multilayer capsule from granulosa cells with deformed contour; the layers of which were compressed, separated, and were less adjacent to oocyte.
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., 1992; Aerts and Bols, 2010).
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. (75) This control is mediated by the transmission of cAMP from cumulus cells, which maintains the oocyte in meiotic arrest.
It is therefore essential to perceive what hormonal, cellular, molecular, metabolic, environmental, and/or genetic factors contribute to this condition and how they affect ovarian follicle development.
In a study conducted in 2005 by Chanj and colleagues smaller diameter and size of the oocyte and ovarian follicle development in rats has been reported in diabetic rats [7].
From an October 2010 conference in London, 18 articles consider such topics as stem cells in endometrium and their role in the pathogenesis of endometriosis, ovarian cryopreservation strategies and the find control of ovarian follicle development in vitro, strategies to improve embryo implantation to supraphysiological rates, intensive care treatment of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, and long-term progestin-only contraception in humans versus animal models.