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Our immunochemical results showed that the follicle cells were stained with strongly positive PR for each ovarian stage in female E.
Moreover, unlike in nemerteans, mammalian oocytes develop in a follicle that can exhibit some species-specific differences (Griffin et al., 2006) but invariably promotes complex interactions between oocytes and their surrounding follicle cells (Matzuk et al., 2002; Rodrigues et al., 2008; Su et al., 2010; Gilchrist, 2011).
Late phase: The oocytes at an advanced stage in this phase displayed a remarkable increase in both size (diameter 91.3 - 124.2 um) and the number of follicle cells which exhibited a strong nuclear basophily.
The source of the glycosidase is the follicle cells, because sperm induce glycosidase release in the presence of the drug suramin, which prevents the sperm from penetrating the vitelline coat [8].
Following this initial fusion, other microvilli become attached to the inner acrosome, including the larger microvilli that formerly anchored the follicle cells [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 25 OMITTED].
As noted in various investigations (Eppig, 1985; Kwon et al., 1990; Schultz, 1991; Downs, 1997), maturation depends on a dynamic interplay between oocytes and their surrounding follicle cells. For example, follicle cells can secrete maturation-inducing substances that presumably use the junctions between follicle cells and oocytes to promote GVBD and ovulation (Schroeder, 1981; Beers and Olsiewski, 1985; Sato and Koide, 1987; Cerada et al., 1993).
Follicle cells on the outer surface of the oocyte expanded rapidly to measure 20-40 [micro]m in thickness.
This is a set of tiny channels within the follicle cells.
This means that hair follicle cells, cells in the stomach linings, and white blood cells also get affected in addition to cancer cells.
In November, the follicle cells began to die and catagen features appeared, and the processes in this month may be considered the transition from the growth phase to the catagen stage of secondary follicles.
Dermal papilla cells present different markers, including those from hair follicle cells and dermal fibroblasts [11].
Primordial follicles are quiescent follicles characterized by a small oocyte, with a diameter of less than 20 [micro]m, with up to 20 follicle cells attached to its surface on the largest cross-section.
Researchers reported that dental follicle cells change to other cells, such as cementoblasts, osteoblasts, and periodontal ligament cells [10,11].
Semi-quantitative scoring method was employed to evaluate Gal-1 and Gal-3 immunolocalization in many parts of diabetic rat ovary, such as epithelium, tunica albuginea, cortex, cortical blood vessels, medulla, fibroblast-like cells, primordial follicles, primordial follicle cells, primary oocytes, primary follicle, primary follicle cells, zona pellucida, theca interna, theca externa, secondary follicles, granulosa cells, antrum, corona radiata and culumus (Tables I and II).