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The distribution of the extracellular matrix, including type I, III, IV and VI collagens and laminin, and of prolyl hydroxylase was investigated in the human endometrium by an indirect immunofluorescence method with specific monoclonal antibodies. Collagens were also extracted from the endometrial tissues in the proliferative and secretory phases and from(More)
To provide some insight into the etiology of spontaneous abortion, the expression of type IV collagen was investigated in human decidual tissues obtained after spontaneous abortion (n = 17) and normal pregnancy (n = 22). Indirect immunofluorescent staining was performed for type I, III, and IV collagen as well as laminin, and Northern blot analysis was(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify type VI collagen expression in human ovarian follicles during follicular growth. DESIGN In vitro experiment. SETTING Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wakayama Medical College, Japan. PATIENT(S) Regularly cycling women who underwent adnexectomy. INTERVENTION(S) Immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization for human(More)
To provide some insight into the mechanism of cervical ripening, the expression of type I collagen was investigated in human uterine cervical tissues obtained from the first (n = 4) and third (n = 3) trimesters of normal pregnancy. Indirect immunofluorescent staining was performed for type I collagen, and Northern blot analysis was done to assess expression(More)
AIM To obtain insight into the effects of oestrogen on extracellular matrix (ECM) in the postmenopausal endometrium. METHODS The distribution of the components of the ECM, including collagen types I, III, IV, and VI, and laminin, was investigated in the human postmenopausal endometrium by an indirect immunofluorescence method with specific monoclonal(More)
AIM To obtain some insight into the extracellular matrix in the placenta, changes in the composition of collagens during placental development were investigated. METHODS Collagen was extracted from placentas (group 1, 25-30 weeks, n = 21; group 2, 31-36 weeks, n = 32; and group 3, 37-41 weeks of gestation, n = 40) and the relative concentrations of(More)
Sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis analysis showed that the ratios of type I and type V collagen expression were significantly increased in the leiomyoma tissues at the protein level, as compared with those in the normal myometrium tissues through the menstrual cycle. These results suggest that increased expression of type I and type(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the role of prolyl hydroxylase (PH), a key enzyme of collagen synthesis, in human uterine leiomyoma, PH expression was determined in the normal uterine myometrium and the leiomyoma tissues during the menstrual cycle. METHODS The tissues were obtained from 40 regularly cycling women (aged 29 to 53 yr) who were undergoing abdominal(More)
To obtain some insight into the extracellular matrix in the human placenta, we investigated the composition of collagens purified from the placentae of patients with pre-eclampsia and compared it with normal placentae. Collagen was extracted from the placentae of both normal and pre-eclampsia pregnancies during the third trimester. The relative amounts of(More)
To investigate the characteristic structure of hydatidiform mole, type IV collagen expression was determined in human villous tissues obtained from normal pregnancies (n = 17) and complete hydatidiform moles (n = 10). Indirect immunofluorescent staining was performed to detect type IV collagen with specific monoclonal antibody, and Northern blot analysis(More)