MORPHOLOGY, HISTOCHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY OF FOLLICULAR GROWTH AND ATRESIA

S. S. GURAYA
1973 Reproduction nutrition development (Print)  
Structure, function and interrelationships of various components of primordial and growing » follicles have been determined by correlating the results of recent histochemical, biochemical and electron microscope studies on follicular growth. Various morphological, histochemical and biochemical alterations, which occur during follicular atresia, are related first to the disruption of normal interrelationships among various components of follicle and then to their digestion and resorption in
more » ... resorption in later stages of atresia. The most important significance of follicular atresia is the formation of ovarian interstitial gland cells from the theca interna and surrounding stroma of atretic follicles, which may secrete either androgens, or oestrogens, or progestogens depending upon the mammalian species. Their steroidal secretions must be of great significance in the reproductive processes of female and continued researches in this area are needed.
doi:10.1051/rnd:19730522 fatcat:5o4lizsobzhbpiwuryx4ao5e4i