Immunohistochemical identification of prolactin in human placenta and membranes at term

S. Pileri, A. Turi, M. T. Rivano

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Placentas and membranes of seven healthy women after full-term gestation and spontaneous labor and delivery were studied in order to verify the presence and distribution of prolactin-containing cells. An unlabeled antibody-PAP-method, applied to formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sections, showed varying degrees of cytoplasmic positivity in the elements of the amniotic epithelium, decidua and trophoblast. A comparison between these results and those previously reported in the literature is made.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-138
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Foetal Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1982


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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