Immunohistochemical study on distribution of progesterone target cells by 17β-estradiol II. Effect on the number of proliferating cells by immunohistochemical methods

17β-estradiol이 progesterone target cell 분포에 미치는 영향에 대한 면역조직화학적 연구 II. 면역조직화학적 방법에 의한 증식세포수의 영향에 대하여

  • Kwak, Soo-dong (Animal Immunology Research Institute, Gyeongsang National University)
  • 곽수동 (경상대학교 동물면역연구소)
  • Received : 1995.11.01
  • Published : 1996.03.25


This study was desinged to investigate the effect of estrogen(Est) on the proliferating of progesterone(Prog) target cells. The spayed 13 rats(Wistar, approximately 300gm) were randomly alloted into 3 groups. One group was the control group and another Prog-treated group was injected with 1mg of Prog/rat/day for 2 consecutive days, and Estand Prog-treated group was injected intramuscularly with $17{\beta}$-estradiol $20{\mu}g/rat/day$ for 3 consecutive days and then with Prog for 2 days as above from 4th day. Rats were administrated intraperitoneally with bromodeoxyuridinc(Brdur,0.2mg/BW once) befero 2 hours of exanguination. In gross finding, the groups with more level of dimension and weight on the uterus were ordered as Est- and Prog-treated group, Prog-treated group and control group. The investigation by immunohistochemical methods using paraffin sections of the uteri was performed by using anti-Brdur antibody for labeling proliferating cells of Prog target cells. The groups with higher labeling index(LI) were ordered as Prog-treated grop, Est- and Prog- treated group and control group. The number of proliferating cells from Prog target cells in the rats were rather deceased by Prog injection following Est injection than prog injection only. The cell types with higher LI in the wall layers of all 3 groups were ordered as endometrial stromal cells, glandular epithelial cells, luminal epithelial cells, myometrial muscle cells and serosa methodelial cells, and the region with highest LI was functional zone of the endometrium and the region with lower LI was muscular layer and then those with lowest LI was serosa and also the considerable different LI from individual rat were observed.


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