Immunocytochemical demonstration of contractile cells in the human ovarian follicle

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Abstract

Actin- and myosin-like immunoreactivity is found in cells located in the theca externa of the follicle wall of the human ovary, and corresponding to previously observed myoid cells. The immunocytochemical observation provides direct structural evidence that non-vascular contractile cells are also present in the follicle wall in humans. As expected, perifollicular blood vessels showed a positive immunoreaction for actin and myosin in their smooth muscle walls.

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Authors
  • B Walles
  • U Groschel-Stewart
  • P Kannisto
  • Christer Owman
  • N O Sjoberg
  • K Unsicker
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Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Pharmacology and Toxicology

Keywords

  • Immunoreactivity, actin, myosin, ovary, contractile cells
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)682-683
JournalExperientia
Volume46
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes