Transforming Growth Factor Production and Action in the Ovarian Follicle: Theca Cell-Granulosa Cell Interactions

  • Michael K. Skinner

Abstract

Cell-cell interactions have an important role in the physiology of an individual cell and a whole organ. Interactions between cells result in the maintenance or alteration of several parameters, including growth, function and differentiation. It is unlikely that any individual interaction could maintain and regulate all cellular processes. Therefore, a number of different types of cell-cell interactions are required. The types of specific cellular interactions possible have previously been categorized into environmental, nutritional and regulatory cell-cell interactions (1). The current manuscript will review the interactions between different cell types in the ovarian follicle which regulate cell growth.

Keywords

Sugar Agar Estrogen Testosterone Androgen 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael K. Skinner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pharmacology, School of MedicineVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

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