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Title: Differential location and structural specificities of sialic acid-ß-D-Gal sequences belonging to sialoderivatives of rabbit oviduct under hormonal treatment
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Related subjects: CDU::5 - Ciencias puras y naturales::57 - Biología::577 - Bioquímica. Biología molecular. Biofísica
Keywords: Sialoglycoderivatives
Abstract: Sialoderivatives expressed in the rabbit oviduct under hormonal treatment have been investigated in situ by lectin histochemistry with a view to specifying further regional and temporal specializations which enable ampulla and isthmus to play distinct roles in the reproductive events. Application of MAL II and SNA lectins allowed sialoglycoconjugates containing Sia(a2,3)Gal and Sia(a2,6)Gal groups to be discriminated. Sialic acid residues linked to Gal(ß1,3)-D-GalNAc sequences were identified using PNA combined with sialidase digestion. Information on structural features of sialic acids were acquired by deacetylation and differential oxidation pretreatments. In both oviductal portions, Sia(a2,6) groups were restricted to the luminal surface of the lining epithelium while Sia(a2,3) groups were specifically located in the secretory, non-ciliated cells. In the ampullary epithelium, non-acetylated sialic acids a2,3-linked to Gal(ß1,3)-D-GalNAc sequences were largely present. Only at ovulation time were sialic acid residues containing acetyl substituents on C4 also found. A great variety of sialic acids were found in the isthmic epithelium which showed the highest expression of acetylated forms at the first hours after the hormonal treatment. The heterogeneity of sialoderivatives differently expressed in the ampulla and isthmus as well as their distinct cycle-dependent modulation suggest that sialylated components may contribute to the molecular and functional specificities within the oviductal epithelium.
Primary author: Gabrielli, M.G.
Bondi, A.M.
Materazzi, G.
Menghi, Giovanna
Published in: Histology and histopathology
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 12
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Appears in Collections:Vol.19, nº 4 (2004)

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