Immunoreactive endothelins in human follicular fluid

E. Schiff*, M. Alcalay, E. Peleg, T. Rosenthal, S. Mashiach, J. Dor

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Endothelin levels were measured by means of [125I]endothelin-1,2,3 radioimmunoassay in the follicular fluids of 22 mature ovarian follicles of 11 patients, obtained during ovum pickup. In all but 1 of the follicles, endothelin levels were detectable and ranged between 0.2 and 3.6 pg/ml (mean 1.47 ± 0.99). In this preliminary study, no correlation was found between follicular endothelin levels and oocyte fertilization or the hormonal ovarian response during the follicular phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-14
Number of pages3
JournalGynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • Endothelins
  • Follicular fluid


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