Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2003 Nov 10;1:94.

Chemokines in the corpus luteum: implications of leukocyte chemotaxis.

Author information

1
Department of Animal and Nutritional Sciences, University of New Hampshire-Durham, Durham, NH 03824, USA. dave.townson@unh.edu

Abstract

Chemokines are small molecular weight peptides responsible for adhesion, activation, and recruitment of leukocytes into tissues. Leukocytes are thought to influence follicular atresia, ovulation, and luteal function. Many studies in recent years have focused attention on the characterization of leukocyte populations within the ovary, the importance of leukocyte-ovarian cell interactions, and more recently, the mechanisms of ovarian leukocyte recruitment. Information about the role of chemokines and leukocyte trafficking (chemotaxis) during ovarian function is important to understanding paracrine-autocrine relationships shared between reproductive and immune systems. Recent advances regarding chemokine expression and leukocyte accumulation within the ovulatory follicle and the corpus luteum are the subject of this mini-review.

PMID:
14613530
PMCID:
PMC293429
DOI:
10.1186/1477-7827-1-94
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for BioMed Central Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Support Center