Morpho-functional changes in normal cyclic endometrium

G. Pelusi, A. Bondi, M. P. Morichelli, R. Cavallina, F. Giangaspero, V. Eusebi

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Eight cases of normal endometrium in the early proliferative phase and an equal number of cases in the late secretive phase were stained histochemically for acidic mucosubstances and immunocytochemically for epithelial membrane antigen (EMA), carcinoembryogenetic antigen (CEA) and Gross Cyst Disease Fluid Protein-15 (GCDFP-15) production. Alcian blue positive material was observed in both phases of the cycle, although the distribution was different. Sulphated mucosubstances were only present in the secretive phase. No CEA nor GCDFP-15 immunoreactive material was detected. EMA positive staining was observed in all cases, but the distribution varied according to the two different phases of the cycle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-158
Number of pages8
JournalBasic and Applied Histochemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy


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