Official Full Name
growth differentiation factor 9
Growth factors synthesized by ovarian somatic cells directly affect oocyte growth and function. Growth differentiation factor-9 (GDF9) is expressed in oocytes and is thought to be required for ovarian folliculogenesis. GDF9 is a member of the transforming growth factor-beta superfamily.
GDF9; growth differentiation factor 9; growth/differentiation factor 9; GDF-9; zgc:123030; growth and differentiation factor 9