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Oogenesis: Prospects and challenges for the future.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18452183     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Oogenesis serves a singular role in the reproductive success of plants and animals. Of their remarkable differentiation pathway what stands out is the ability of oocytes to transform from a single cell into the totipotent lineages that seed the early embryo. As our understanding that commonalities between diverse organisms at the genetic, cellular and molecular levels are conserved to achieve successful reproduction, the notion that embryogenesis presupposes oogenesis has entered the day-to-day parlance of regenerative medicine and stem cell biology. With emphasis on the mammalian oocyte, this review will cover (1) current concepts regarding the birth, survival and growth of oocytes that depends on complex patterns of cell communication between germ line and soma, (2) the notion of "maternal inheritance" from a genetic and epigenetic perspective, and (3) the relative value of model systems with reference to current clinical and biotechnology applications.
P Rodrigues; D Limback; L K McGinnis; C E Plancha; D F Albertini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cellular physiology     Volume:  216     ISSN:  1097-4652     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cell. Physiol.     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-29     Completed Date:  2008-07-08     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0050222     Medline TA:  J Cell Physiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
(c) 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Department Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cell Communication / physiology
Embryo, Mammalian* / anatomy & histology,  physiology
Embryonic Development / physiology
Feedback, Physiological
Oocytes* / cytology,  physiology
Oogenesis* / physiology
Ovarian Follicle / cytology,  physiology
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