Insulin-like Growth Factor-I (IGF-I) in Reproduction System of Female Bovine

Meiyu QI, Zvi Roth, Di LIU

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Insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) plays a key role in female reproduction, because it has the effect of anti-apoptosis, improving cell proliferation, transformation and differentiation. This paper reviewed the effects of IGF-I on ovary, follicle growth, acquisition of oocyte competence and preimplantation embryo viability, and then summarized different points about IGF-I for reproduction system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-87
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Northeast Agricultural University (English edition)
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2011


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