On the Intrinsic Ovarian Control of the Developmental Transition from Primordial to Primary Follicle

  • G. W. Mulheron
  • S. L. Quattropani
  • J. M. Nolin
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 219)


In studies designed to immunocytochemically map the distribution of endogenous pituitary FSH and LH in preovulatory follicles in the rat, we discovered that both gonadotropins were detectable in both primordial and primary follicles. These findings were explored and the results are reported here.


Granulosa Cell Estrous Cycle Primordial Follicle Primary Follicle Preovulatory Follicle 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. W. Mulheron
    • 1
  • S. L. Quattropani
    • 1
  • J. M. Nolin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyMedical College of VirginiaRichmondUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyUniversity of RichmondRichmondUSA

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