Immunohistochemical study on distribution of progesterone target cells by 17β-Estradiol I. Distribution of progesterone target cells by autoradiography

17β-Estradiol이 progesterone target cell 분포에 미치는 영향에 대한 면역조직화학적 연구 I. 방사선자기법을 이용한 target cell의 분포에 대하여

  • Kwak, Soo-dong (Gyeongsang National University College of Veterinary Medicine) ;
  • Goh, Pil-ok (Gyeongsang National University College of Veterinary Medicine) ;
  • Kim, Chong-sun (Gyeongsang National University College of Veterinary Medicine)
  • Received : 1995.08.07
  • Published : 1996.03.25


This study was designed to investigate the effect of estrogen(Est) on the progestcrone(Prog) target cells by autoradiography. The spayed 16 mice(ICR, approximately 18~25g) were randomly alloted into 3 groups. $^3H$-Prog-treated group were injected with $40{\mu}Ci$ of $^3H$-Prog/mouse/day for 1 day, Est + $^3H$-Prog-treated group with $20{\mu}Ci$ of $17{\beta}$-Est/mouse/day for 3 days and then with $40{\mu}Ci$ of $^3H$-Prog/mouse at 4th day, and Est+$^3H$-thymidine(TdR)-treated group with $20{\mu}g$ of $17{\beta}$-Est/mouse/day for 3 days and then $80{\mu}Ci$ of $^3H$-TdR/mouse at 4th days. 1. Mice uteri of both Est+$^3H$-Prog-treated group and Est+$^3H$-TdR-treated group were hypemophied in gross finding and the endometrium and myometrium were thickened in microscopic findings. These findings were confirmed that Est enlarged the uteri of mice. 2. Cryo-preparations of mice organs were processed for autoradiography using Kodak NTB-2 emulsion following Kodak D-19 developer and hematoxylin counterstain. In each group, the number values of silver grain distribution appeared to be higher in the $^3H$-Prog-treated group than in the Est+$^3H$-Prog-treated group. It was considered that Est and Prog inhibit each other in action. 3. In both $^3H$-Prog-treated group and Est+$^3H$-Prog-treated group, the uteri have highest distribution rates of silver grains than in other organs, and the cerebral neurons, hepatocytes, bronchiolar epithelial cells and splenic reticular cells also contained some silver grains. 4. The orders of the cell types with more number of silver grains in the uteri were stromal cells, glandular epithelial cells, luminal surface cells and muscular cells and also were as above orders in distribution of proliferating cell type by $^3H$-TdR.


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