Fine structural demonstration of acid phosphatase in rabbit germinal epithelium prior to induced ovulation


The germinal or surface epithelium covering rabbit Graafian follicles contains occasional small, dark, lysosome-like bodies. After an ovulatory dose of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) such bodies gradually increase in size and number. At 8 hr after HCG there is a maximal accumulation in the apical follicle cells; then the dense bodies decrease and just… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00223010