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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 130-136

Inhibins, activins and follistatins: a review


Department of Chemical Pathology, University of Port Harcourt, Choba, Rivers State, Nigeria

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A A Ejilemele
Department of Chemical Pathology, University of Port Harcourt, Choba, Rivers State
Nigeria
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The study of the regulation of the reproductive process has largely focused on the interplay between endocrine organs, gonads and the brain. The discovery of inhibins, activins and follistatins and elucidation of their actions has emphasised their role in human reproduction. This review discusses various evidences provided for their role as well as their potential uses as clinical markers of reproductive function and pathologies.


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