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Blueprint for a Reproductive Hormone May Aid Infertility

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Researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine have developed a blueprint for a protein that plays an important role in the development and regulation of reproductive organs.

The knowledge advances our understanding of the protein anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH), which helps form male reproductive organs and, in females, regulates follicle development and ovulation in the ovaries, explains Thomas Thompson, Ph.D., professor in the UC Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology.

Scientists have been looking to regulate AMH because it might play a role in developing a novel contraceptive ...