, Volume 75, Issue 2, pp 163–167 | Cite as

Immunohistochemical localization of ornithine decarboxylase in the rat ovary

  • L. Persson
  • Elsa Rosengren
  • F. Sundler


The present report describes the immunocytochemical localization of ornithine decarboxylase in the prepubertal rat ovary after administration of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). Numerous ornithine decarboxylase immunoreactive cells appeared in the thecal layer as well as in the interstitial gland tissue after treatment with HCG. The granulosa cells, the ovum and the ovarian stroma were devoid of immunoreactive ornithine decarboxylase. In contrast to the ovary of HCG-treated rats, the ovary of prepubertal rats given the vehicle alone contained only a few weakly immunoreactive cells.


Public Health Granulosa Cell Present Report Ornithine Chorionic Gonadotropin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Persson
    • 1
  • Elsa Rosengren
    • 1
  • F. Sundler
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physiology and BiophysicsUniversity of LundLundSweden
  2. 2.Department of HistologyUniversity of LundLundSweden

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