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Immunohistochemical approaches to the study of human fetal ovarian development.
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PMID:  23138944     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The development of primordial germ cells into oocytes within primordial follicles involves a complex sequence of proliferation, developmental commitment, entry and arrest in meiosis, and association with surrounding somatic cells. These processes occur over the first few months of development in the human, with multiple stages of development present at any one time point. Immunohistochemistry has been hugely instructive in identifying the various key stages in ovarian development, by allowing simultaneous visualization of different stages of germ cell development, and their spatial arrangement. These studies allow comparison with other species and have identified key differences between human and murine ovarian development as well as giving a basis for functional studies. In this chapter we describe the main methodologies used in immunohistochemistry, using both chromogen and fluorescence approaches, and both single and double antigen detection.
Jing He; Andrew J Childs; Jieqian Zhou; Richard A Anderson
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)     Volume:  957     ISSN:  1940-6029     ISO Abbreviation:  Methods Mol. Biol.     Publication Date:  2013  
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Created Date:  2012-11-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214969     Medline TA:  Methods Mol Biol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, The Queen's Medical Research Institute, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.
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