Diameter increase of collagen fibrils of the mouse endometrium during decidualization
Version of Record online: 3 FEB 2005
Copyright © 1989 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
American Journal of Anatomy
Volume 186, Issue 4, pages 417–429, December 1989
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Alberto-Rincon, M. C., Zorn, T. M. T. and Abrahamsohn, P. A. (1989), Diameter increase of collagen fibrils of the mouse endometrium during decidualization. Am. J. Anat., 186: 417–429. doi: 10.1002/aja.1001860411
- Issue online: 3 FEB 2005
- Version of Record online: 3 FEB 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 7 JUL 1989
- Manuscript Received: 12 APR 1989
The diameter of collagen fibrils was measured in different regions of the antimesometrial endometrium of mice on days 5, 6, and 7 of pregnancy as well as in the endometrium of virgin mice. The average diameter of fibrils of virgin mice was 39.18 nm (range: 20–80). In the region of fully decidualized cells, the averages and ranges were 45.32 nm (30–170), 89.39 nm (30–270), and 125.88 nm (20–370), respectively, on days 5, 6, and 7 of pregnancy. Thick fibrils larger than 70 nm had irregular profiles. Our results show that the increase in diameter is associated with the decidualization of the mouse endometrium.