bp0018cpr16 | Maturation of The Pre-ovulatory Follicle | CPR2009
, Paradis F.
The mechanisms controlling the follicular growth continuum in the
pig involve the interaction between local growth factors which are
expressed throughout development and extra-follicular factors such
as gonadotrophins. A large number of follicular growth factors, many
belonging to the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) superfamily, have
been identified in the somatic cells and in the oocyte. The relative
importance of these intra-follicular factors varies wit...