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E-Cadherin May Be Involved in Mediating FSH-Stimulated Responses in Rat Granulosa Cells

  • Riaz Farookhi
  • Orest W. Blaschuk

Abstract

The complex morphogenesis of tissues and their subsequent participation in successful homeostatic regulation in an organism requires both intercellular and extracellular interactions of the cells. The influence of hormones and growth factors on these interactions has been studied extensively and has been fairly well characterized. Less well appreciated and understood is the nature and influence of direct cell to cell contact on the development, differentiation, and responsiveness of tissue cells.

Keywords

Granulosa Cell Primordial Follicle Granulosa Cell Tumor Plasma Membrane Fraction Follicular Maturation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Riaz Farookhi
    • 1
  • Orest W. Blaschuk
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Physiology and of Urology and the Center for the Study of ReproductionMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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