luteinization


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luteinization

[‚lüd·ē·ə·nə′zā·shən]
(physiology)
Acquisition of characteristics of cells of the corpus luteum by ovarian follicle cells following ovulation.
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By circa 1980 Dr Scully had collected a series of 13 cases in which a tubular pattern in a Krukenberg tumor, often associated with stromal luteinization (responsible in some cases for androgenic manifestations), resulted in the misdiagnosis of a SLCT.
Caption: Figure 1: Medium power view showing edema with rim of ovarian stroma with stromal luteinization.
Activation of LHR in follicular cells by the LH surge causes ovulation and luteinization. This process alters their responsiveness to external signals allowing luteal cells to respond to a new set of hormones, the most important being PRL and LH [3].
Meldrum, "Lower pregnancy rate with premature luteinization during pituitary suppression with leuprolide acetate," Fertility and Sterility, vol.
Guraya, "Changes in catalase activity during follicular growth, atresia and luteinization in rat ovary," Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, vol.
Then hyperplastic theca cells of these small follicles show luteinization stimulated by high LH levels [63].
Although sFRP-4 expression is associated with luteinization events in rodent ovaries (20), its role in the terminal differentiation (i.e., luteinization) of GCs and the underlying molecular mechanism remains largely unknown.
(1993) Morphological differentiation of the microvasculature during follicular development, ovulation and luteinization of mouse ovaries.
The most common treatment for cystic ovaries is GnRH, which results in an immediate increase in LH secretion and luteinization of cysts.
In cow [40]and pig CL [26] leptin and its receptor expression increase in association with luteinization and decline alongside the luteal regression.