Mechanisms Involved in Follicular Rupture in the Rat

  • Reuven Reich
  • Alex Tsafriri
Part of the Biochemical Endocrinology book series (BIOEND)

Abstract

Ovulation in mammals can be subdivided into at least three functional components: ovum maturation, luteinization of granulosa cells and follicular rupture. Although all three processes are initiated by the preovulatory surge of LH, it seems that different mechanisms mediate LH action on these processes.

Keywords

Cysteine Trypsin Prostaglandin Indomethacin Plasminogen 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reuven Reich
    • 1
  • Alex Tsafriri
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Hormone ResearchThe Weizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael

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