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

Abstract

“See no evil, hear no evil and do no evil” is the appealing title of a review of immune-privileged organs (Niederkorn 2006). The statement perfectly fits the ovary, which faces regular damage from follicular atresia and cyclic follicle rupture as well as garbage disposal of the CL. The ovary hears and responds to danger signals by inflammatory processes (Espey 1994), yet it does no evil. By coordinated repair processes, the function of the ovary is perfectly restored.

Keywords

Granulosa Cell Complement System Danger Signal Antral Follicle Preantral Follicle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of AnatomyUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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