Gregorio Santiago Montes

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Biopsy specimens of nonpregnant and intrapartum human cervices were studied by electron microscopy, and by the Picrosirius-polarization method which is a specific procedure for the detection of collagen fibers in tissue sections. The results obtained demonstrate a marked reduction of collagen fibers in the intrapartum material as compared to the samples of(More)
Rat uterine cervices contained an eosinophilic infiltrate during labor, whereas samples of cervices obtained from nonpregnant controls had no infiltrate. A heavy eosinophilic invasion, which closely resembled that of the cervix uteri at term, could be reproduced in ovariectomized rats following progesterone administration, but not in spayed rats injected(More)
The different types of fibres of the collagenous and elastic systems can be demonstrated specifically in tissue sections by comparing the typical ultrastructural picture of each of the fibre types with studies using selective staining techniques for light microscopy. A practical modus operandi, which includes the recommended staining procedures and(More)
The influence of tissue section thickness on the color and intensity of birefringence displayed by collagen in tissue sections studied by means of the Picrosirius-polarization method, is reported in this paper. When dermal collagen sections of different thicknesses (ranging from 0.25 to 11 μm) were studied by this method, it became evident that not only did(More)
Regeneration followed partial amputation of the tail fin in three representative species of teleosts. A systematic study, using histochemical methods, radioautography and transmission electron microscopy, disclosed the essentials of the natural history of regeneration of the fin soft-rays. At about 24 hours, epidermal cells had completely covered the cut(More)
The purpose of this article is to review our knowledge to date of collagen-proteoglycan interaction. Many topics have been taken into account in order to provide a reasonably complete picture of this highly complex subject. Basic information about collagen biology, and an overview of the current concepts and advances regarding proteoglycans, have served as(More)
Nerves and ganglia from a variety of fish, amphibian, reptilian and mammalian species were studied by optical and electron microscopy. Observations using the Picrosirius-polarization method strongly suggest that two different types of collagen fibers are present in the connective tissues of nerves and ganglia. Electron microscopy of nerves and ganglia(More)
A qualitative and quantitative biochemical study of the glycosaminoglycans was performed in tissues constituted predominantly by one type of collagen, or in tissues containing mixtures of different types of collagen. The results obtained show the presence of dermatan sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, and heparitin sulfate in tissues containing collagen types I,(More)