Functions of proteins secreted by oviduct epithelial cells.


:Studies on embryonic development in vitro as well as observations in vivo, suggested that two aspects of oviduct physiology are important for early development. On one side has to be considered the oviduct "environment": temperature, pH, osmotic pressure, nutrients, oxygen tension, free radical scavengers, etc. On the other, the oviduct "active components": stimulatory and/or regulatory molecules, supposed to finely regulate the fertilisation process and the first differentiative steps. While the physical environment of the oviduct has been under investigation for some decades, studies on oviduct-specific molecules and their functions have only been developed much more recently. The amount of information on this topic, however, has rapidly reached the size that demands a summary. In this review the descriptive literature on oviduct specific proteins will be examined as a basis for illustrating the possible functions of these molecules. In particular their role in fertilisation and early embryonic cleavages will be analysed in some details. Finally a section is devoted to the presence and physiological significance of growth factors in oviduct fluid.


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  • Thymic microvascular system.

    abstract::Morphological studies of the microcirculatory system in the thymus were reviewed in regards to methodology and structural organization of blood and lymphatic vessels. The blood capillaries and postcapillary venules (PCVs) in the thymus are characterized by a double-walled structure. These vessels are surrounded more o...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kato S

    更新日期:1997-08-01 00:00:00

  • GFAP immunoreactivity and transcription in trigeminal and dental tissues of rats and transgenic GFP/GFAP mice.

    abstract::Sensory mechanisms in teeth are not well understood and may involve pulpal-neural interactions. Tooth cells that proliferate in vitro have polyclonal immunoreactivity (IR) for glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), growth-associated protein (GAP-43), and vimentin, plus glial-like ion channels. Here, we analyzed GFAP-...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Byers MR,Maeda T,Brown AM,Westenbroek RE

    更新日期:2004-12-01 00:00:00

  • Characterization of elemental distribution across human dentin-enamel junction by scanning electron microscopy with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy.

    abstract::The human dentin-enamel junction (DEJ) is a natural junction that unites two dissimilar mineralized tissues in the human tooth: enamel and dentin. DEJ plays a critical role in maintaining structural and functional integrity of the tooth. However, its structure, chemical composition and function remain unclear and cont...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wang R,Zhao D,Wang Y

    更新日期:2020-11-19 00:00:00

  • Quantitative junctional permeability measurements using the confocal microscope.

    abstract::This paper describes the use of a photobleach method and confocal microscopy to compare the cell-to-cell transfer rate of 5,6 carboxyfluorescein in dissociated embryonic chick lens cells with those in the anterior epithelium of the whole embryonic chick lens. The average cell-to-cell transfer rates obtained were 7.9 x...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Miller A

    更新日期:1995-08-01 00:00:00

  • Raman microscopy of freeze-dried mouse eyeball-slice in conjunction with the "in vivo cryotechnique".

    abstract::The wavelength of Raman-scattered light depends on the molecular composition of the substance. This is the first attempt to acquire Raman spectra of a mouse eyeball removed from a living mouse, in which the eyeball was preserved using the "in vivo cryotechnique" followed by freeze-drying. Eyeballs were cryofixed using...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Terada N,Ohno N,Saitoh S,Fujii Y,Ohguro H,Ohno S

    更新日期:2007-07-01 00:00:00

  • Atomic scale spin-dependent STM on magnetite using antiferromagnetic STM tips.

    abstract::STM tips made from antiferromagnetic MnNi have been used to investigate the atomic structure of the (001) and (111) surfaces of Fe3O4. The clean (001) surface displays a ( radical2 x radical2)R45 degrees superlattice, which is attributed to charge-ordering on the surface, where Fe(2+)-Fe2+ and Fe(3+)-Fe3+ dimers can b...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Murphy S,Ceballos SF,Mariotto G,Berdunov N,Jordan K,Shvets IV,Mukovskii YM

    更新日期:2005-02-01 00:00:00

  • Combination of multiphoton and reflective confocal imaging of cornea.

    abstract::We combine reflective confocal microscopy with multiphoton microscopy to form a minimally invasive technique to observe the cornea. The two imaging modalities allow detection of complementary information from the cornea. The autofluorescence signal shows the cytoplasm of epithelial cells, and the second harmonic gener...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Chen WL,Sun Y,Lo W,Tan HY,Dong CY

    更新日期:2008-02-01 00:00:00

  • Visualizing subsurface defects in graphite by acoustic atomic force microscopy.

    abstract::We describe a versatile platform, which combines atomic force acoustic microscopy, ultrasonic atomic force microscopy and heterodyne force microscopy. The AFM system can enable in-situ switching among these operation modes flexibly and thus benefit the discrimination of differences in mechanical properties and buried ...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wang T,Ma C,Hu W,Chen Y,Chu J

    更新日期:2017-01-01 00:00:00

  • Anatomical and molecular design of the Drosophila antenna as a flagellar auditory organ.

    abstract::The molecular basis of hearing is less well understood than many other senses. However, recent studies in Drosophila have provided some important steps towards a molecular understanding of hearing. In this report, we summarize these findings and their implications on the relationship between hearing and touch. In Dros...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Todi SV,Sharma Y,Eberl DF

    更新日期:2004-04-15 00:00:00

  • Polarization microscopy as a tool for quantitative evaluation of collagen using picrosirius red in different stages of CKD in cats.

    abstract::Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a relevant disease in feline clinic. The tubulointerstitial damage, with collagen deposition and fibrosis, is an important result of this process. The aim of this study was to quantify and correlate the deposition of collagen and severity of interstitial fibrosis (IF) in the kidney from...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Morais GB,Viana DA,Silva FMO,Xavier Júnior FAF,Farias KM,Pessoa CD,Silveira JAM,Alves APNN,Mota MRL,Silva FDO,Sampaio CMS,Verdugo JMG,Evangelista JSAM

    更新日期:2017-05-01 00:00:00

  • Development of the vomeronasal receptor epithelium and the accessory olfactory bulb in sheep.

    abstract::The morphological development of the vomeronasal organ (VNO) and accessory olfactory bulb (AOB) of the sheep from anlage to birth were studied by classical and histochemical methods using embryos and fetuses obtained from an abattoir with ages estimated from crown-to-rump length. Both VNO and AOB developed in a biolog...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Salazar I,Lombardero M,Alemañ N,Sánchez Quinteiro P

    更新日期:2003-08-01 00:00:00

  • Taxonomic significance of macro and micro-morphology of Geranium L. species Using Scanning Electron Microscopy.

    abstract::Macro and micromorphology of different parts that is, sepals, petals, flowers, indumentum, and leaf shape of 22 Geranium L. taxa from Iran were studied. These taxa representing the eight sections of the genus as sect. Dissecta, sect. Geranium, and sect. Tuberosa (of subgen. Geranium); sect. Batrachioidea, sect. Divari...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Esfandani-Bozchaloyi S,Zaman W

    更新日期:2018-12-01 00:00:00

  • Investigations of the pathway of incorporation and function of lamin A in the nuclear lamina.

    abstract::Cell-free extracts of Xenopus eggs were used to investigate how differing lamin sub-types are incorporated into a lamina and how lamina composition influences DNA replication. Purified recombinant human lamin A (HlaminA) was inoculated into egg extracts, which support in vitro nuclear assembly. The route of incorporat...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Dyer JA,Lane BE,Hutchison CJ

    更新日期:1999-04-01 00:00:00

  • Arrangement and fine structure of collagen fibrils in the decidualized mouse endometrium.

    abstract::The adaptations of the mouse uterus to pregnancy include extensive modifications of the cells and extracellular matrix of the endometrial connective tissue that surround the embryos. Around each implanted embryo this tissue redifferentiates into a transient structure called decidua, which is formed by polygonal cells ...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Carbone K,Pinto NM,Abrahamsohn PA,Zorn TM

    更新日期:2006-01-01 00:00:00

  • Capsaicin-sensitive nerve fibers: a potential extra-ACTH mechanism participating in adrenal regeneration in rats.

    abstract::Pituitary-derived factors, including ACTH, have been widely implicated in initiating adrenal regeneration. However, recent work has demonstrated that adrenal regeneration is also modulated by adrenal nerves that extensively reinnervate the regenerating adrenal. Moreover, transection of the splanchnic nerve removes sen...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ulrich-Lai YM,Fraticelli AI,Engeland WC

    更新日期:2003-06-15 00:00:00

  • Cytotoxic effects of Satureja montana L. essential oil on oocytes of engorged Rhipicephalus microplus female ticks (Acari: Ixodidae).

    abstract::In addition to pesticidal activity, the capacity of natural compounds to inhibit the reproduction of parasites emerge as an important alternative tick control method. In this context, Satureja spp. stand out due to their recognized pesticidal properties. Among parasites of veterinary importance, the cattle tick, Rhipi...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Reis AC,Konig IFM,Rezende DACS,Gonçalves RRP,Lunguinho ADS,Ribeiro JCS,Cardoso MDG,Remedio RN

    更新日期:2021-01-06 00:00:00

  • Alveus, gen. nov. (Bacillariaceae, Bacillariophyta), a heavily silicified diatom found in warm water oceans.

    abstract::Scanning electron microscope images of complete and damaged frustules of Nitzschia marina Grun. revealed an unusual chambered structure of the valve. This structure is not present in any existing nitzschioid genus and warrants an independent generic status for this taxon, which is therefore separated into Alveus gen. ...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kaczmarska I,Fryxell GA

    更新日期:1996-01-01 00:00:00

  • Nanoparticle embedded chitosan film for agglomeration free TEM images.

    abstract::Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is a very useful and commonly used microscopy technique, used especially for the characterization of nanoparticles. However, the identification of the magnetic nanoparticle could be thought problematic in TEM analysis, due to the fact that the magnetic nanoparticles are usually f...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Dogan Ü,Çiftçi H,Cetin D,Suludere Z,Tamer U

    更新日期:2017-02-01 00:00:00

  • Ultimate observation of tungsten atoms and clusters adsorbed on single crystalline MgO films.

    abstract::Tungsten single atoms and clusters composed of four and five atoms deposited on MgO (001) thin films were observed by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy at R.T. The observation was realized by optimizing the thickness of the MgO films and by using special imaging techniques such as an off-Bragg HREM meth...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tanaka N,Kimata H,Takashima T,Kizuka T

    更新日期:1998-02-15 00:00:00

  • Germinal vesicle chromatin configurations of bovine oocytes.

    abstract::A common feature in the configuration of germinal vesicle (GV) chromatin in most species is that diffuse chromatin condenses into a perinucleolar ring during follicular growth; however, no such ring was observed in goat oocytes. Reports on whether bovine GV chromatin condenses into a perinucleolar ring are controversi...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Liu Y,Sui HS,Wang HL,Yuan JH,Luo MJ,Xia P,Tan JH

    更新日期:2006-10-01 00:00:00

  • Induced maturation of frog mast cells by nerve growth factor during ontogenesis.

    abstract::The effect of nerve growth factor (NGF) on ontogenesis of frog mast cells was investigated in vivo by histochemical, morphometric, and ultrastructural analysis. Three groups of tadpoles at various stages of development were used. In the first group, the larvae received i.p. injections of 1 ng NGF/g; the second group r...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Baccari GC,Raucci F,Di Fiore MM,Monteforte R

    更新日期:2003-12-01 00:00:00

  • High-contrast optical microscopy of graphene sheets.

    abstract::In the way of making graphene an industry-friendly material, it must be mass-produced with high-quality and reduced cost over large areas. Assisted by machine-learning techniques, rapid, nondestructive and accurate determination of large graphene sheets on SiO2 /Si substrates has been made possible in recent years by ...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Rashidian Vaziri MR

    更新日期:2020-09-01 00:00:00

  • An optimized sample preparation approach for atomic resolution in situ studies of thin films.

    abstract::This work provides the details of a simple and reliable method with less damage to prepare electron transparent samples for in situ studies in scanning/transmission electron microscopy. In this study, we use epitaxial VO2 thin films grown on c-Al2 O3 by pulsed laser deposition, which have a monoclinic-rutile transitio...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Moatti A,Sachan R,Prater J,Narayan J

    更新日期:2018-11-01 00:00:00

  • Human, rhesus macaque, and feline sequences highly similar to mouse mammary tumor virus sequences.

    abstract::Sequences highly similar (>95%) to the mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) env gene have been amplified from human DNA samples, including DNA samples from patients with breast cancer (BC) and persons who did not have BC. The sequences from human DNA were distinct from the MMTV sequences used as controls in these PCR reac...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Szabo S,Haislip AM,Traina-Dorge V,Costin JM,Crawford BE 2nd,Wilson RB,Garry RF

    更新日期:2005-11-01 00:00:00

  • Real-time gene delivery vector tracking in the endo-lysosomal pathway of live cells.

    abstract::Using live-cell confocal microscopy and particle tracking technology, the simultaneous transport of intracellular vesicles of the endo-lysosomal pathway and nonviral polyethylenimine (PEI)/DNA nanocomplexes was investigated. Due to potential problems associated with the use of acid-sensitive probes in combination with...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Suh J,An Y,Tang BC,Dempsey C,Huang F,Hanes J

    更新日期:2012-05-01 00:00:00

  • Peroxisome biogenesis and degradation in yeast: a structure/function analysis.

    abstract::In yeast, peroxisomes are the site of specific catabolic pathways that characteristically include hydrogen peroxide producing oxidases and catalase. During the last 10 years, much progress has been made in unravelling the molecular mechanisms involved in the biogenesis of this organelle. At present, 23 different genes...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Veenhuis M,Salomons FA,Van Der Klei IJ

    更新日期:2000-12-15 00:00:00

  • Methods for determining the composition of nasal fluid by X-ray microanalysis.

    abstract::The nasal fluid is an easily accessible form of airway surface liquid. The objective of this study was to find a technically easy and reproducible method for sampling and analysis of this fluid. In a pilot study, several methods to carry out X-ray microanalysis of sub-microliter droplets were compared. Acceptable resu...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Vanthanouvong V,Roomans GM

    更新日期:2004-02-01 00:00:00

  • Adrenomedullin and proadrenomedullin N-terminal 20 peptide in the normal prostate and in prostate carcinoma.

    abstract::There is increasing evidence for the important role played by regulatory peptides in the physiology of the normal and neoplastic prostate. Adrenomedullin (AM) and pro-adrenomedullin N-terminal 20 peptide (PAMP) are recently discovered regulatory peptides widely expressed in the normal prostate and in prostate carcinom...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Calvo A,Abasolo I,Jiménez N,Wang Z,Montuenga L

    更新日期:2002-04-15 00:00:00

  • MRT letter: segmentation and texture-based classification of breast mammogram images.

    abstract::Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among women. In this article, support vector machine is used to classify digital mammogram images into malignant and benign. Wiener filter is used to handle the possible quantum noise, which is more likely to occur in mammograms. Stack-based connected component method ...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 信件


    authors: Naveed N,Jaffar MA,Choi TS

    更新日期:2011-11-01 00:00:00

  • Retinal characterization in the eyes of two bats endemic in the Egyptian fauna, the Egyptian fruit bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus) and insectivorous bat (Pipistrellus kuhlii), using the light microscope and transmission electron microscope.

    abstract::Bats are the only mammals that can fly in the dark without eye usage. This study was conducted to describe the structural and functional adaptations of the retina of two bats very common in the Egyptian fauna having a different lifestyle: the Egyptian fruit bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus) and insectivorous bat (Pipistrell...

    journal_title:Microscopy research and technique

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Aboelnour A,Noreldin AE,Massoud D Dr,Abumandour MMA

    更新日期:2020-11-01 00:00:00