, Volume 33, Issue 9, pp 1149–1151 | Cite as

Leucocyte invasion of the vaginal epithelium in the absence of bacteria in mice

  • T. R. Koiter
  • P. van der Schoot


Influx of leucocytes in the vagina at metoestrus occurs in germfree mice and also in sterile isotransplants of vaginal tissue in conventional mice. In contrast to the situation in rats, bacteria thus do not seem to be required for the production of postovulatory leucotactic stimuli in the vagina.


Vaginal Epithelium Vaginal Tissue Conventional Mouse Leucocyte Invasion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. R. Koiter
    • 1
  • P. van der Schoot
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Endocrinology, Growth and Reproduction, Medical FacultyErasmus UniversityRotterdam(The Netherlands)

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