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Intra-Ovarian Actions of Steroids in Regulation of Follicular Steroid Biosynthesis

  • D. T. Armstrong
  • S. A. J. Daniel
  • R. E. Gore-Langton

Abstract

The follicle is the principal functional unit of the mammalian ovary, the primary function of which is the production and release of a mature oocyte at the culmination of each ovarian cycle. A secondary role of the follicle is the biosynthesis and secretion of a group of steroid hormones which serve many important functions in regulation of peripheral (i. e extra-ovarian) cells and tissues.

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Granulosa Cell Follicular Fluid Aromatase Activity Theca Cell Progesterone Production 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. T. Armstrong
    • 1
  • S. A. J. Daniel
    • 1
  • R. E. Gore-Langton
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical Research Council of Canada, Group in Reproductive Biology, Departments of Physiology Obstetrics and GynaecologyUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada

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