Extra-and intracellular collagen resorption by smooth muscle cells in postpartum uterine involution


Localization of cathepsin B in rat uterus during postpartum involution is studied using electron histochemical technique. High extracellular activity of cathepsin B and accumulation of products on the cytolemma of smooth muscle cells and adjacent collagen fibrils are revealed. These findings suggest that smooth muscle cells participate in the extracellular… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02432812


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