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      Effects of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-ll on Proliferation and Differentiation of Ovarian Granulosa Cells

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          The effects of insulin-like growth factor-II (IGF-II) on the proliferation and differentiation of ovarian granulosa cells were studied in cultured human and porcine granulosa cells. IGF-II significantly increased basal progesterone secretion in granulosa cells at concentrations of 1-100 ng/ml. A stimulatory effect was also observed in gonadotropin-stimulated porcine granulosa cells treated with IGF-II. The secretion of estradiol by basal and gonadotropin-stimulated porcine granulosa cells was also significantly increased by adding IGF-II. IGF-II led to dose-dependent increases in [<sup>3</sup>H]thymidine incorporation into DNA and in the number of granulosa cells. To further characterize the cellular mechanisms underlying the stimulatory effects of IGF-II on the proliferation and differentiation of granulosa cells, we investigated the intermediary roles of cyclic AMP and intracellular Ca<sup>2+</sup> concentration ([Ca<sup>2+</sup>]<sub>i</sub>). Treatment with 100 ng/ml IGF-II produced a significant increase in the basal accumulation of cyclic AMP in porcine granulosa cells. However, no change of [Ca<sup>2+</sup>] <sub>i</sub> by IGF-II was noted. IGF-II produced effects in accumulation that were similar to those of IGF-I. Our findings suggest that IGF-II may be a general stimulator in the proliferation and differentiation of granulosa cells, and that cyclic AMP may be a second messenger for the effects of IGF-II in ovarian granulosa cells.

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          Journal
          HRE
          Horm Res Paediatr
          10.1159/issn.1663-2818
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          1663-2818
          1663-2826
          1992
          1992
          03 December 2008
          : 37
          : 4-5
          : 141-149
          Affiliations
          Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
          Article
          182299 Horm Res 1992;37:141–149
          10.1159/000182299
          1337056
          © 1992 S. Karger AG, Basel

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