Serum anti-Mullerian hormone throughout the human menstrual cycle
Authors: La Marca, A.; Stabile, G.; Artenisio, A.Carducci; Volpe, A.
Source: Human Reproduction, Volume 21, Number 12, 1 December 2006 , pp. 3103-3107(5)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:BACKGROUND: The anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) is a member of the transforming growth factor (TGF) superfamily. In women, AMH serum levels can be almost undetectable at birth, with a subtle increase noted after puberty. Data are lacking with regard to menstrual cycle day-to-day fluctuations. This longitudinal study was designed to investigate the pattern of secretion of AMH throughout the menstrual cycle in regularly cycling women. METHODS: Twelve healthy female subjects aged 18–24 years participated in this study. Blood samples were taken every other day throughout one menstrual cycle. Serum FSH, LH, estradiol (E
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2006-12-01
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