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Fertil Steril. 2010 Jul;94(2):758-60. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2009.10.011. Epub 2009 Dec 9.

Growth differentiation factor 9 concentration in the follicular fluid of infertile women with endometriosis.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Soetomo Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, University of Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia. hndhendy@yahoo.com

Abstract

This study evaluated the level of growth differentiation factor 9 (GDF-9) in the follicular fluid of infertile women with endometriosis. The presence of GDF-9 in follicular fluid of preovulatory follicle was confirmed by Western blotting method in the band of 53 kDa, and GDF-9 concentration in women with severe endometriosis was lower than in those without.

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