Follicular expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines tumour necrosis factor-{alpha} (TNF{alpha}), interleukin 6 (IL6) and their receptors in cattle: TNF{alpha}, IL6 and macrophages suppress thecal androgen production in vitro

Pro-inflammatory cytokines secreted by macrophages and other cell types are implicated as intraovarian factors affecting different aspects of ovarian function