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Federica Innocenti, Lidia Cerquetti, Serena Pezzilli, Barbara Bucci, Vincenzo Toscano, Rita Canipari, and Antonio Stigliano

intercellular spaces among GCs; antral follicles with a fluid-filled cavity, the antrum ( Guglielmo et al. 2011 ). In the animals treated with PMSG/hCG to induce ovulation, we performed corpora lutea counts on every fifth section of the entire ovary

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Yoshimitsu Kuwabara, Akira Katayama, Ryoko Tomiyama, Hu Piao, Sachiko Kurihara, Shuichi Ono, Katsuya Mine, Shigeo Akira, Hideo Orimo, and Toshiyuki Takeshita

, salivary and sweat glands, inner ear, brain, placenta, and arteries ( Butler 1989 , Giachelli et al . 1991 , Brown et al . 1992 ). OPN is also present in body fluids such as milk and urine ( Denhardt & Guo 1993 ). A diverse distribution pattern

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A A Al-Habsi, A Y A AlKindi, I Y Mahmoud, D W Owens, T Khan, and Aisha al-Abri

). Estradiol (E 2 ) is the primary stimulus to vitellogenesis and oviductal development in sea turtles ( Owens 1976 , Owens & Morris 1985 , Ho 1987 , Nagahama 1987 ). Owens & Morris (1985) reported that a peak in E 2 hormone in early spring may serve both

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Hen Prizant, Norbert Gleicher, and Aritro Sen

either the loss of AR protein (in AR 1 −/− and AR 2 −/− ) or to a nonfunctional AR protein (in AR 3 −/− ). All of these Ar -null female mice were demonstrated to have normal ovarian and oviductal morphology but reduced fertility, with Ar 1 −/− and Ar

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José E Sánchez-Criado, José C Garrido-Gracia, Carmina Bellido, Rafaela Aguilar, Pedro Guelmes, Pedro Abreu, Rafael Alonso, Inmaculada Barranco, Yolanda Millán, and Juana Martín de las Mulas

staining after preincubation of tissue sections of rat uterus and pituitaries from OVX rats treated with EB with 10 −9 , 10 −7 and 10 −5 M of P 4 for 1 h at 37 °C. Substitution of the specific primary antibody by mouse ascitic fluid at the same dilution

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Mika Suzuki, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Yoshiko Tanaka, Naohiro Kanayama, and Toshihiko Terao

ovulation, the migration of the oocyte through the oviduct and the possible implantation of the blastocyst into the uterus ( Schweigert & Siegling 2001 ). Here we show that the retinoid-binding protein level is constitutively repressed in the bik −/− mouse

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C J Corbin, E L Legacki, B A Ball, K E Scoggin, S D Stanley, and A J Conley

Scoggin KE Troedsson MH Squires EL 2013 Characterization of prostaglandin E2 receptors (EP2, EP4) in the horse oviduct . Animal Reproduction Science 142 35 – 41 . ( doi:10.1016/j.anireprosci.2013.07.009 ) Berman DM Russell DW

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Renato Simões Gaspar, Renata Ohana Alves Benevides, João Lucas de Lima Fontelles, Caroline Castro Vale, Lucas Martins França, Paulo de Tarso Silva Barros, and Antonio Marcus de Andrade Paes

, centrifuged, and serum stocked at −20°C until analysis. Ovaries, uterus, and retroperitoneal and gonadal (visceral) fat pads were weighted. Oviducts were collected bilaterally for fresh ex vivo oocyte count as described elsewhere ( Bernuci et al . 2008

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Kazuhiko Imakawa, Rulan Bai, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Atsushi Ideta, Yoshito Aoyagi, and Kazuya Kusama

with implantation There are five phases of conceptus implantation to the maternal endometrium ( Bazer et al . 2009 ): (1) migration/hatching, the fertilized egg/blastocyst migrates from the oviduct to uterine cavity and sheds zona pellucida (ZP); (2

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Pauline C Xu, Yi Luan, Seok-Yeong Yu, Jing Xu, Donald W Coulter, and So-Youn Kim

) to mimic the ovulation induction effect of luteinizing hormone and 14 h post hCG administration, all mice were killed and all cumulus–oocyte complexes (COCs) were collected from the oviduct and quantified. Histology and quantification of ovarian