E-Cadherin May Be Involved in Mediating FSH-Stimulated Responses in Rat Granulosa Cells
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.
KeywordsGranulosa Cell Primordial Follicle Granulosa Cell Tumor Plasma Membrane Fraction Follicular Maturation
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