• developmental
  • The primordial follicle in the oocyte is what makes up the "pool" of follicles that will be induced to enter growth and developmental changes that change them into pre-ovulatory follicles, ready to be released during ovulation. (wikipedia.org)
  • activation
  • MIC-1 transcription up-regulation is associated with macrophage activation, and this observation led to its cloning. (biomedsearch.com)
  • There are various activator signalling pathways that are involved in the control of ovarian follicle activation, including: Neurotropin, nerve growth factor (NGF) and its tyrosine receptor kinase (NTRK1), neurotrophin 4 (NT4), brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and their receptor NTRK2. (wikipedia.org)