Publication
Title
Scanning electron microscopic changes of the canine uterine luminal surface during oestrus and late metoestrus
Author
Abstract
In this study the endometrial morphology of four dogs in oestrus and 10 dogs in late metoestrus was investigated with scanning electron microscopy. In early oestrus the cells were slightly convex with fairly long microvilli and cell boundaries that were apparent but situated on a deeper level than the cell surface. In late oestrus the cells were clearly convex with long and numerous microvilli masking the cell boundaries. At the beginning of late metoestrus the cells became less convex with many but short microvilli and prominent but lower situated cell boundaries. At the end of late metoestrus the cells were flat with very short microvilli and protruding cell borders. These morphological findings were correlated with the cyclic variations of the steroid hormone levels.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Reproduction in domestic animals. - Berlin
Publication
Berlin : 2002
ISSN
0936-6768
Volume/pages
37:3(2002), p. 121-126
ISI
000176475000001
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Identification
Creation 16.04.2012
Last edited 24.06.2017