The Role of C-kit and Selected TGF beta Family Members in Recruitment

  • Jenkin, Graham (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Cox, Shae-Lee, (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Goto, Tetsuya, (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Shaw, Jillian, (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Description

The recruitment of primordial follicles into the growth phase is central to female reproductive function, however the control of this process to date, has been poorly understood due to inadequate technologies. Our team has recently developed novel recruitment models and a new and innovative method of isolating primordial follicles which will enable us to identify the role of c-kit and selected TGF beta family members in recruitment. This work will provide cornerstone scientific knowledge about the control of female reproduction and provide the impetus for the development of more effective contraception and superovulation strategies in mammals.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/0231/12/04

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD49,882.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD187,118.00
  • Monash University