Distribution of fibronectin in foetal tissues.

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Abstract

The distribution of fibronectin in tissues of four human foetuses (7-14 gestation weeks/GW) and twenty seven pig foetuses (25-114 days of gestation) was investigated using immunofluorescence and avidin/biotin methods. Fibronectin was abundant in the circulatory and gastrointestinal system and its derivates, in reticular stroma of immune organs, and in connective tissues and chorionic villi at all developmental stages.

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