Perinatal development of the rat kidney: apoptosis and epidermal growth factor.


Localization of apoptotic cells in the kidney of perinatal rats was examined by the terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated d-UTP-biotin nick end labeling (TUNEL) method and electron microscopy. Perinatal changes in the percentage of kidney cells with DNA fragmentation were determined by flow cytometric analysis. Through observation of two successive… (More)


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