From Primary Follicle to Ovulation

  • Elif Aylin Taşkın Ankara Education and Research Hospital
  • Cem Somer Atabekoğlu Ankara University Faculty of Medicine
  • Murat Sönmezer Ankara University Faculty of Medicine
Keywords: Folliculogenesis, recruitment, granulose, theca, oocyte, gene


Folliculogenesis is a very complex process not clearly understood yet. Contributions of many hormones, growth factors, regulatory proteins and different types of cells make this process more confusing. However, important milestones of understanding female reproductive life are hidden in this process. Investigations on this issue may yield important data which may enable us to improve assisted reproduction techniques or prevent/treat ovarian failure.We aimed to summarize new aspects of this issue and proposed new hypotheses in the light of recent literature. 

Author Biographies

Elif Aylin Taşkın, Ankara Education and Research Hospital
Department of Obstetrics and GynecologySpecialist
Cem Somer Atabekoğlu, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyProf. Dr.
Murat Sönmezer, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyProf. Dr.


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