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Effect of Arachidonic Acid on Production of Laminin and Connexin of Granulosa Cells from Chicken Pre-hierarchical Follicles
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Effect of Arachidonic Acid on Production of Laminin and Connexin of Granulosa Cells from Chicken Pre-hierarchical Follicles
Jin, Yanmei; Tan, Tu Quang; Zhang, Caiqiao;
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 Abstract
Arachidonic acid (AA) is a polyunsaturated fatty acid that is a normal constituent of membrane lipids in animal cells. In addition to its role as a precursor of prostaglandins, AA itself may play an important role in the regulation of cell function. The effect of AA on functions of granulosa cells was investigated in pre-hierarchical small yellow follicles of laying hens. Immuno-cytochemical staining showed that AA ( M) increased the expression of the extracellular matrix glycoprotein laminin, gap junction connexin 43 and protein kinase C (PKC). Therefore, mediated by the PKC signal pathway, AA may regulate the intercellular communication of granulosa cells and follicular development by increasing the expression of laminin and connexin.
 Keywords
Granulosa Cell;Arachidonic Acid;Laminin;Connexin 43;Chicken;
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English
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