Sialic acid levels and scanning electronmicroscopy of cervical mucus

Daunter B. (1978) Sialic acid levels and scanning electronmicroscopy of cervical mucus. Contraception, 17 1: 27-34. doi:10.1016/0010-7824(78)90057-4


Author Daunter B.
Title Sialic acid levels and scanning electronmicroscopy of cervical mucus
Journal name Contraception   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0010-7824
Publication date 1978
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0010-7824(78)90057-4
Volume 17
Issue 1
Start page 27
End page 34
Total pages 8
Subject 2700 Medicine
2729 Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Abstract Sialic acid levels were determined in cervical mucin from women not using contraceptive protection (controls), women using Copper Seven IUD containing 200 mm2 of copper wire, and women using an inert Dalkon Shield IUD. The sialic acid levels of the control cervical mucin were found to undergo cyclic variation during the menstrual cycle with higher levels in the preovulatory phase than in the luteal phase. There was no significant difference in sialic acid levels of cervical mucin between the preovulatory and luteal phase of the contraceptive regimes, or when compared to the controls. Removal of sialic acid by neuraminidase from late preovulatory cervical mucin resulted in a structure similar to that found in the early preovulatory and luteal phase when examined by scanning electronmicroscopy.
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