Striking changes in the structure and organization of rat fetal membranes precede parturition.

@article{Paavola1995StrikingCI,
  title={Striking changes in the structure and organization of rat fetal membranes precede parturition.},
  author={L G Paavola and Emma Elizabeth Furth and Victoria Bueno Delgado and Cyndy Boyd and Cor Jacobs and Hanqin Lei and Jerome F Strauss},
  journal={Biology of reproduction},
  year={1995},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={
          321-38
        }
}
Premature rupture of fetal membranes can harm infant and mother. It is unclear whether structural changes predispose these membranes to breaking. We thus assessed rat visceral yolk sac placenta (VYSP) and amnion by light and by transmission electron microscopy on Days 18-21 of gestation. Light microscope sections were stained for connective tissue (extracellular matrix) components: collagen, glycoprotein, and glycosaminoglycans/proteoglycans. Some tissue was incubated with chondroitinase ABC… CONTINUE READING
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