Structural modifications of lutein cell gap junctions during pregnancy in the rat and the mouse.

@article{Albertini1975StructuralMO,
  title={Structural modifications of lutein cell gap junctions during pregnancy in the rat and the mouse.},
  author={David F Albertini and Everett Anderson},
  journal={The Anatomical record},
  year={1975},
  volume={181 2},
  pages={171-94}
}
By use of lanthanum tracer and freeze-fracture procedures it was found that granulosa-lutein cells of the pregnant mouse and rat ovaries are connected by gap junctions and septate-like zones of contact. Lutein cell gap junctions enlarge and become partially internalized by the end of the first week of gestation. Expansion of the gap junction domain appears… CONTINUE READING