Animal Reproduction Laboratory, Dairy Department, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48823.
Glycogen content of rabbit tubular genitalia from mating through implantation†
Version of Record online: 27 JAN 2005
Copyright © 1971 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
The Anatomical Record
Volume 169, Issue 2, pages 253–257, February 1971
How to Cite
Gregoire, A. T. and Hafs, H. D. (1971), Glycogen content of rabbit tubular genitalia from mating through implantation. Anat. Rec., 169: 253–257. doi: 10.1002/ar.1091690209
This research was supported by U.S.P.H.S. research grant HD-03039.
- Issue online: 27 JAN 2005
- Version of Record online: 27 JAN 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 4 SEP 1970
- Manuscript Received: 21 APR 1970
Groups of five rabbits were killed at 0, 2, 4, 7, 10, 24, 48, 98, 168 and 240 hours after mating. The glycogen content of the lower half of the Fallopian tube was greater than in the upper half at each interval. Uterine and Fallopian tube levels of glycogen decreased during the interval from mating to ovulation. Both cervical and vaginal glycogen declined significantly within 24 hours after mating. Decidual uterine areas contained 1.5 and 5.0 times more glycogen on days 7 and 10, respectively, than interdecidual areas. Castrate rabbit Fallopian tube, uterus, cervix and vagina responded with glycogen synthesis to estradiol, but not to progesterone administration.