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The Effect of Prostaglandin F on Mitochondrial Election Dense Inclusions and Secretory Granules of the Bovine Large Luteal Cell During Late Pregnancy

  • M. J. Fields
  • W. Dubois
  • B. A. Ball
  • M. Drost
  • P. A. Fields
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 219)

Abstract

The bovine corpus luteum has been shown to contain two populations of electron dense granules which are morphologically distinct (Fields et al., 1985). One population consists of small (100–300 nm diameter) membrane bounded granules that are readily observed to undergo exocytosis (Singh, 1975; Heath et al., 1983; Fields et al., 1985). The product of these small luteal granules has not been identified in the pregnant cow. However, in the nonpregnant cow luteal secretory granules have been shown to contain oxytocin associated neurophysin (Fields and Fields, 1986).

Keywords

Secretory Granule Corpus Luteum Luteal Cell Large Granule Electron Dense Granule 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Fields
    • 1
  • W. Dubois
    • 1
  • B. A. Ball
    • 1
  • M. Drost
    • 1
  • P. A. Fields
    • 2
  1. 1.Animal Science Department, College of MedicineUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnatomyUniversity of South AlabamaMobileUSA

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