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Title: Comparative histochemical studies on implantation and placentation
Author: Christie, G. A.
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1967
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The histochemistry of implantation in the rat and rabbit is examined, with respect to hydrolases, non-specific and specificalkaline phosphatases, and carbohydrate dehydrogenaseso. The question of uterine epithelial removal, the significance of the uterine secretion the functions of the decidua and glycogen wings, and of the mesometrial stroma, the homology of the giant cells and trophoblastic knobs and the histochemistry of morphogenesis are discussed. Similar studies are made on the placentae of the terra horse, sheep throughout pregnancy, cat at mid-gestation and term, dog throughout pregnancy ferret at mid-gestation, rat, rabbit, and human throughout pregnancy, and guinea-pig at mid-gestation and term are made, and the yolk sacs of Limia Maculata, the chick at various stages, and early human embryo, and the chorio-allantoic placenta of the chick are studied. A similar range of enzymes, and also dehydrogenases acting on a large number of hydroxyl-steroids are examined. The results are discussed and compared and certain conclusions regarding the function of placental structures in each species are dfrawn.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (M.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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