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Vol 49, No 1 (2011)
Review paper
Published online: 2011-04-19
Submitted: 2011-12-19
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Similarities between oocytes and macrophages. An overview

Nirmal Kumar Mishra
DOI: 10.5603/FHC.2011.0002
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Folia Histochem Cytobiol 2011;49(1):8-9.

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Vol 49, No 1 (2011)
REVIEW
Published online: 2011-04-19
Submitted: 2011-12-19

Abstract

Oocytes behave as macrophages as they internalize solid and liquid substances required for their growth and competence. This activity is more pronounced in lower invertebrates. The slowing of endocytic activity may be caused by constraints imposed by surrounding nurse cells and by the amount of accumulated yolk precursors. The genes concerned with endocytic activity in oocytes are controlled by a negative feedback signal provided by accumulated yolk and/or by signal transduction. (Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica 2011; Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 8–9)

Abstract

Oocytes behave as macrophages as they internalize solid and liquid substances required for their growth and competence. This activity is more pronounced in lower invertebrates. The slowing of endocytic activity may be caused by constraints imposed by surrounding nurse cells and by the amount of accumulated yolk precursors. The genes concerned with endocytic activity in oocytes are controlled by a negative feedback signal provided by accumulated yolk and/or by signal transduction. (Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica 2011; Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 8–9)
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Keywords

oocytes; macrophage; phagocytosis; ooogenesis

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Title

Similarities between oocytes and macrophages. An overview

Journal

Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica

Issue

Vol 49, No 1 (2011)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

8-9

Published online

2011-04-19

DOI

10.5603/FHC.2011.0002

Bibliographic record

Folia Histochem Cytobiol 2011;49(1):8-9.

Keywords

oocytes
macrophage
phagocytosis
ooogenesis

Authors

Nirmal Kumar Mishra

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