Involvement of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP-2, -7, -9) and their tissue inhibitors (TIMP-2, -3) in the chicken oviduct regression and recrudescence

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This study was undertaken to examine mRNA and protein expression, localization of selected MMPs and their tissue inhibitors (TIMPs), and the activity of MMPs in all segments of the chicken oviduct (infundibulum, magnum, isthmus, shell gland, vagina) during a pause in egg laying induced by food deprivation. Control chickens (n = 18) were fed ad libitum… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00441-016-2442-6

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