Localization of Oxidative Enzyme Systems in the Uterus and Vagina of the Rat

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THE evolution of histochemical methods for the localization of oxidative enzyme systems in tissues1 has made it possible to study the effects of endogenous hormones on the intensity and distribution of such enzymes in reproductive organs. Enzyme systems concerned with succinate and lactate oxidation in the uterus and vagina of the rat have been previously shown to be markedly under the influence of changes in the normal endogenous hormonal balance in the female albino rat2. We have now followed the histochemical changes in the uterus and vagina of the rat through the œstrous cycle.

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ROSA, C., VELARDO, J. Localization of Oxidative Enzyme Systems in the Uterus and Vagina of the Rat. Nature 181, 348–349 (1958) doi:10.1038/181348a0

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