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Immunohistochemical techniques and direct measurements of pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) have demonstrated the presence of PAPP-A in trophoblast and decidua. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the possibility that these tissues are capable of producing PAPP-A in vitro. Trophoblast and decidua were obtained from term(More)
In an immunoperoxidase study, pregnancy-associated placental protein A (PAPP-A) was localized to the cytoplasm of decidual stromal cells, the villous syncytiotrophoblast and on the surface of placental trophoblast. A decidual and a trophoblastic origin is suggested for PAPP-A, and its presence on the surface of the syncytiotrophoblast is interpreted as a(More)
Pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) was localized immunohistochemically in the endometrium and measured in uterine fluid of non-pregnant women. The variations of PAPP-A concentrations in uterine fluid during the menstrual cycle paralleled those found in the endometrium. In patients receiving hormone therapy there was a significant correlation(More)
Pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A), oestradiol and progesterone levels have been measured by radioimmunoassay in plasma and in endometrial homogenates of 20 women undergoing hysterectomy. Results were grouped according to the histological stages of the endometrium. In plasma, oestradiol and progesterone concentrations changed from proliferative(More)
Human placental lactogen (hPL), alpha fetoprotein (AFP), prolactin (PRL) and pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) were measured by radioimmunoassay in plasma, in homogenates of trophoblast, decidua, chorion, amnion and in amniotic fluid from 10 patients after non-complicated term delivery. Plasma samples and homogenates of trophoblast and decidua(More)
Among a series of 512 boys with an empty scrotum, 495 (96.7%) were found to have cryptorchidism, 4 had ectopia and 13 unilateral anorchia. Cryptorchidism was bilateral in 106 boys (21.4%). The only anomaly consistently associated with cryptorchidism was a detached epididymis, present in 31 patients. A total of 670 biopsies were studied, 441 of which came(More)
There are two species of New World flying squirrels included in the genus Glaucomys: G. sabrinus, the northern flying squirrel, and G. volans, the southern flying squirrel. During a study of local rodents around Hanover, New Hampshire, several flying squirrels were caught and their chromosomes were analyzed. The occurrence, in this region, of both species(More)