Immunolocalization of intermediate filaments and laminin in the oviduct of the immature and mature Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica)

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dc.contributor.author Madekurozwa, Mary-Catherine
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-06T06:35:31Z
dc.date.issued 2014-06
dc.description.abstract This study describes the distribution of vimentin, desmin, smooth muscle actin (SMA) and laminin in the oviduct of the immature and mature Japanese quail. The cytoskeletal proteins vimentin, desmin and SMA have been shown to be involved in cellular support, differentiation, migration and contractility. Laminin is a major component of basement membranes. Luminal epithelia in the infundibular and magnal regions of immature and mature birds exhibited strong vimentin immunoreactivity. Luminal epithelial cells exhibiting strong vimentin immunoreactivity were present in the isthmus and shell gland regions of only mature quails. Infundibular glandular grooves displayed strong vimentin immunostaining. In contrast, the glandular epithelia of the magnum, isthmus and shell gland were vimentin immunonegative. Fibroblasts and vascular endothelial cells in the lamina propria of the oviductal regions studied exhibited strong vimentin immunostaining. Smooth muscle cells forming the tunica muscularis and vascular tunica media displayed strong desmin and SMA immunostaining. Strong laminin immunostaining was demonstrated in the basement membranes associated with smooth muscle cells, as well as in the basement membranes underlying the luminal and glandular epithelia. In conclusion, this study has shown that the immunolocalization of desmin, SMA and laminin in the oviduct of the Japanese quail is similar to that in the domestic fowl. However, differences in the immunoexpression of vimentin in the LE of the two avian species were shown to exist. In addition, the study has shown that the immunolocalization of vimentin in the Japanese quail varies depending on the oviductal region, as well as the developmental stage of the oviduct. en_US
dc.description.librarian hb2014 en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Research Foundation en_US
dc.description.uri http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1439-0264 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Madekurozwa, M-C 2014, 'Immunolocalization of intermediate filaments and laminin in the oviduct of the immature and mature Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica)', Anatomia Histologia Embryologia, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 210-220. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0340-2096 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1439-0264 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1111/ahe.12064
dc.identifier.other O-7064-2014
dc.identifier.other 6603322006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/42242
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Wiley en_US
dc.rights © 2013 Blackwell Verlag GmbH. This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article : Immunolocalization of intermediate filaments and laminin in the oviduct of the immature and mature Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica), Anatomia Histologia Embryologia, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 210-220, 2014. doi : 10.1111/ahe.12064. The definite version is available at : http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1439-0264. en_US
dc.subject Oviduct en_US
dc.subject Vimentin en_US
dc.subject Desmin en_US
dc.subject Laminin en_US
dc.subject Smooth muscle actin (SMA) en_US
dc.subject Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) en_US
dc.subject Immunolocalization en_US
dc.title Immunolocalization of intermediate filaments and laminin in the oviduct of the immature and mature Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US


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