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Part of the Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology book series (ADVSANAT, volume 209)

Abstract

The ovary is a dynamic organ, because of continuous processes of cell proliferation and regression. They are intense in the reproductive period characterized by the cyclic formation of the mature follicle, and its rupture as well as the development, maintenance and disappearance of the corpus luteum (CL; Oktem and Oktay 2008).

Keywords

Major Histocompatibility Complex Granulosa Cell Danger Signal Vascular Endothelial Cell Growth Factor Preovulatory Follicle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of AnatomyUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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