The transient expression of PR in human GCs of the preovulatory follicle suggests that PR and its ligand play a role in the activation of cathepsin-L, which is presumably involved in the degradation of the follicular extracellular matrix during human ovulation.
Fertility and sterility
Institute for Maternal and Child Research, IDIMI, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, San Borja-Arriaran Clinical Hospital, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.
Fertil Steril. 2012 Mar;97(3):707-13.e1
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