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Treatment of normal women with oestradiol plus progesterone prevents the decrease of leptin concentrations induced by ovariectomy
To study the role of oestradiol and progesterone in the secretion of leptin, 21 normally ovulating women were recruited from those scheduled for ovariectomy plus hysterectomy performed in mid-follicular phase of the cycle. ...
Effect of Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) and bone morphogenetic protein 15 (BMP-15) on steroidogenesis in primary-cultured human luteinizing granulosa cells through Smad5 signalling
To determine if there is any effect of AMH and BMP-15 on estradiol and progesterone production from primary-cultured human luteinizing granulosa cells, to delineate what is the effect of FSH on their actions and which are ...
The recombinant subdomain IIIB of human serum albumin displays activity of gonadotrophin surge-attenuating factor
BACKGROUND: Gonadotrophin surge-attenuating factor (GnSAF) is an as yet unidentified ovarian factor that acts on the pituitary to attenuate the pre-ovulatory LH surge. In a previous study, GnSAF bioactivity was proposed ...
Polymorphisms of the endothelial nitric oxide synthase (NOS3) gene in preeclampsia: a candidate-gene association study
Background: The endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene (NOS3) has been proposed as a candidate gene for preeclampsia. However, studies so far have produced conflicting results. This study examines the specific role of ...