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ra0002p004 | (1) | SRF2015

Effect of macrophages on steroidogenesis and cell migration in bovine ovaries

Samir Moafaq S , Mattar Dareen S , Knight Phil G

Introduction: Cyclic ovarian function involves continual tissue remodelling. During ovulation macrophages invade the ovary and secret pro-inflammatory cytokines such us TNF- and IL6 that have local actions on ovarian cells. Here we investigated i) the effect of macrophages on secretion of oestradiol by granulosa cells (TC) and androstenedione by theca cells (TC) and ii) the effect of macrophages on TC and stroma cell (SC) migration was also assessed using an in vitro ...