Transforming Growth Factor-β Inhibits the LH-Induced Maturation of Rat Oocytes

  • Alex Tsafriri
  • Aaron J. W. Hsueh


Recent studies demonstrated the expression of the transforming factor- β (TGF β) gene in the rat ovary (1). In addition, the production of TGF β by theca and granulosa cells was detected by radioreceptor- and radioimmunoassays (2).


Granulosa Cell Preovulatory Follicle Germinal Vesicle Stage Graafian Follicle Granulosa Cell Differentiation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alex Tsafriri
    • 1
  • Aaron J. W. Hsueh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Reproductive MedicineUniversity of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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