Expression of epidermal growth factor (EGF) and the EGF receptor in the porcine oviduct.

The production, secretion, and localization of epidermal growth factor (EGF) and the distribution of the EGF receptor (EGF-R) were examined in the isthmus (I) and ampulla (A) of the oviducts from cyclic (C) and early-pregnant (P) gilts. Sexually mature gilts (n = 20) were divided equally into two groups: C and P. P gilts were bred twice (at 0 and 24 h), and… (More)