Mauricio Soto-Suazo

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In the present report we followed the distribution of hyaluronan during the phases of separation, migration, and colonization of the primordial germ cell migratory process. Hyaluronan was detected by the use of two cytochemical methods: (1) ruthenium hexammine trichloride (RHT) associated with enzymatic treatment with hyaluronate lyase and (2) a binding(More)
Remodelling of the extracellular matrix (ECM) occurs during decidualization of the endometrium in mice. Previously we have documented the appearance of large-diameter collagen fibrils around mature decidual cells between day 5 and day 7 of pregnancy. Proteoglycans are important in the regulation of collagen fibrillogenesis, and the present study analysed(More)
Primordial germ cells are an embryonic cell line that give rise to gametes in vertebrates. They originate outside the embryo proper and migrate by a well-defined route to the genital ridges. Proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans have distinctive properties that affect many of the characteristics of the extracellular microenvironment of migratory pathways in(More)
Experimental and epidemiologic data have shown that malnutrition predisposes individuals to infections. Immune responses are compromised, particularly in undernourished children. Therefore, we investigated the migratory capacity of leukocytes, using the intravital microscopy technique, in male Wistar rats (8-9 wk of age) that were undernourished in utero(More)
The presence and changes of estradiol nuclear binding and related functions in uterine luminal and glandular epithelium were studied before and after blastocyst implantation using receptor autoradiography with 3H-estradiol-17β in association with 3H-thymidine incorporation and immunocytochemical binding of antibody to estrogen receptor ER-α. 3H-estradiol(More)
Decidual cells are endometrial fibroblasts that redifferentiate during pregnancy in several species of mammals. In this work, we describe a subpopulation of resident decidual cells in the mouse endometrium that are joined by intercellular junctions and have cytoplasmic granules. Decidualization was induced in pseudopregnant mice on the 4th day of(More)
This review is an account of the origin and migratory events of primordial germ cells until their settlement in the gonad before sexual differentiation in the human as well as mice. In this context, the morphodynamic characteristics of the migration of the primordial germ cells, the macromolecular characteristics of the extracellular matrix of the migratory(More)
Preparation for embryo implantation requires extensive adaptation of the uterine microenvironment. This process consists of cell proliferation and cell differentiation resulting in the transformation of endometrial fibroblasts into a new type of cell called decidual cell. In the present study, we followed the space-time distribution of versican and(More)
PROBLEM During early pregnancy in mice, there is recruitment of specific immune cells, remodeling of the endometrium, cell differentiation and synthesis of new molecules. METHOD OF STUDY Immunohistochemistry was used to determine the distribution of perlecan and syndecan-4 in the uteri before and after embryo implantation. RESULTS During(More)
Primordial germ cells (PGCs) are germline stem cells that give rise to gametes in vertebrates. They originate outside the embryo very early in development and migrate by a well-defined route into the genital ridges. During early embryogenesis in mammals, the PGCs are observed in an extra-embryonic region near the yolk sac, translocate to the endodermal(More)