Journal article

UTERINE ENDOTHELIAL-CELL PROLIFERATION BEFORE AND AFTER EMBRYO IMPLANTATION IN RATS

AM GOODGER, PAW ROGERS

JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND FERTILITY | SOC REPRODUCTION FERTILITY | Published : 1993

Abstract

Angiogenesis occurs rarely in normal adult tissues. The female reproductive tract, however, provides several exceptions, including the endometrium during early pregnancy. The aim of this study was to quantify endothelial cell proliferation (a component of angiogenesis) in the rat endometrium at about the time of implantation, using immunohistochemistry with a double staining technique. Proliferating cells were stained using an antibody against proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA; clone PC10), and endothelial cells were stained with a lectin from Griffonia simplicifolia. Results showed that the endothelial cell proliferative index in the endometrium rose significantly from approximately ..

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