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bp0018cpr16 | Maturation of The Pre-ovulatory Follicle | CPR2009

Intra-follicular regulatory mechanisms in the porcine ovary

Hunter TM.G. , 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...