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Our work demonstrate that ecdysteroid signaling is active at the final stage of follicle maturation and required for ovulation in Drosophila. This is similar to progesterone signaling in mammalian ovulation.

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This work showed that steroid signaling play conserved role in ovulation across different species.

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This page is a summary of: Steroid signaling in mature follicles is important for Drosophila ovulation, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, January 2017, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1614383114.
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