Intrinsic neurons in the mammalian ovary

Hortensia D'Albora, Gabriel Anesetti, Paula Lombide, W. Les Dees, Sergio R. Ojeda

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    Mammalian ovarian function is under endocrine and neural control. Although the extrinsic innervation of the ovary has been implicated in the control of both ovarian development and mature function, it is now clear that, from rats to humans, the ovary is endowed with a network of intrinsic neurons displaying diverse chemical phenotypes. This article describes the presence of these intrinsic neurons in the ovary of different mammalian species, and discusses the possible functions that they may have in the regulation of ovarian physiology.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)484-489
    Number of pages6
    JournalMicroscopy Research and Technique
    Issue number6
    StatePublished - Dec 15 2002


    • Neurons
    • Ovarian development
    • Ovarian innervation
    • Peripheral nervous system

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Anatomy
    • Histology
    • Instrumentation
    • Medical Laboratory Technology


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