Apoptosis related genes expression in primary in vitro culture of human ovarian granulosa cells.
|Year of publication||2020|
|Type||Article in Periodical|
|Magazine / Source||Medical Journal of Cell Biology|
|MU Faculty or unit|
|Keywords||apoptosis-related genes; granulosa cells; primary culture|
|Description||Ovarian granulosa cells (GCs) play a crucial role in oocyte maturation, creating a favorable microenvironment around the oocyte. Therefore, enhanced apoptosis and GCs loss may negatively affect the intra-follicular milieu and compromise the oocyte quality, reducing pregnancy chances. Based on the RT-qPCR method, the present research revealed the differential expression of apoptosis-related genes (BCL2, BAX, p53, CASP9) during the seven days of primary in vitro culture of GCs isolated from patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure. Individual gene expression changes may reflect the GCs survival and/or apoptotic status at different time points.|