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Intrafollicular barriers and cellular interactions during ovarian follicle development

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Autor(es):
Andrade, Gabriella Mamede [1] ; del Collado, Maite [1] ; Meirelles, Flavio Vieira [1] ; da Silveira, Juliano Coelho [1] ; Perecin, Felipe [1]
Número total de Autores: 5
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Vet Med, Fac Anim Sci & Food Engn, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: ANIMAL REPRODUCTION; v. 16, n. 3, p. 485-496, JUL-SEP 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 0
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Follicles are composed of different interdependent cell types including oocytes, cumulus, granulosa, and theca cells. Follicular cells and oocytes exchange signaling molecules from the beginning of the development of the primordial follicles until the moment of ovulation. The follicular structure transforms during folliculogenesis; barriers form between the germ and the somatic follicular cells, and between the somatic follicular cells. As such, communication systems need to adapt to maintain the exchange of signaling molecules. Two critical barriers are established at different stages of development: the zona pellucida, separating the oocyte and the cumulus cells limiting the communication through specific connections, and the antrum, separating subpopulations of follicular cells. In both situations, communication is maintained either by the development of specialized connections as transzonal projections or by paracrine signaling and trafficking of extracellular vesicles through the follicular fluid. The bidirectional communication between the oocytes and the follicle cells is vital for driving folliculogenesis and oogenesis. These communication systems are associated with essential functions related to follicular development, oocyte competence, and embryonic quality. Here, we discuss the formation of the zona pellucida and antrum during folliculogenesis, and their importance in follicle and oocyte development. Moreover, this review discusses the current knowledge on the cellular mechanisms such as the movement of molecules via transzonal projections, and the exchange of extracellular vesicles by follicular cells to overcome these barriers to support female gamete development. Finally, we highlight the undiscovered aspects related to intrafollicular communication among the germ and somatic cells, and between the somatic follicular cells and give our perspective on manipulating the above-mentioned cellular communication to improve reproductive technologies. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 18/01431-9 - Efeito da via de sinalização PI3K-Akt na maturação oocitária e no desenvolvimento embrionário inicial em bovinos
Beneficiário:Gabriella Mamede Andrade
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 18/13155-6 - Mecanismos de acúmulo lipídico oocitário em ambientes metabolicamente alterados: maturação in vitro e obesidade
Beneficiário:Felipe Perecin
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 17/19825-0 - Mecanismos do acúmulo lipídico oocitário na obesidade
Beneficiário:Maite Del Collado Barrondo
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 14/22887-0 - Exossomos e microvesículas contendo miRNAs modulam mudanças epigenéticas durante o cultivo in vitro de gametas e embriões em bovinos
Beneficiário:Juliano Coelho da Silveira
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Apoio a Jovens Pesquisadores
Processo FAPESP: 13/08135-2 - CTC - Centro de Terapia Celular
Beneficiário:Dimas Tadeu Covas
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Centros de Pesquisa, Inovação e Difusão - CEPIDs