Review Volume 13, Issue 13 pp 17930—17947

Research progress of melatonin (MT) in improving ovarian function: a review of the current status

MT and follicular development [74,75]. Abbreviations: MT, melatonin; R, melatonin receptor; ROS, reactive oxygen species; CAT, catalase; SOD, superoxide dismutase; GPx, glutathione peroxidase; FSH, follicle stimulating hormone; LH, luteinizing hormone; MIH, maturation-inducing hormone; P, progestational hormone; A, androstenedione; NAT, N-acetyltransferase; and HOMT, hydroxyindole-O-methyltransferase.

Figure 4. MT and follicular development [74,75]. Abbreviations: MT, melatonin; R, melatonin receptor; ROS, reactive oxygen species; CAT, catalase; SOD, superoxide dismutase; GPx, glutathione peroxidase; FSH, follicle stimulating hormone; LH, luteinizing hormone; MIH, maturation-inducing hormone; P, progestational hormone; A, androstenedione; NAT, N-acetyltransferase; and HOMT, hydroxyindole-O-methyltransferase.