N-acetyl-ß-D-glucosaminidase activity in the endometrial epithelium of the cow's uterus during the oestrous cycle and pregnancy

Hussain A.M., Daniel R., O'boyle D. and Frost A.J. (1992) N-acetyl-ß-D-glucosaminidase activity in the endometrial epithelium of the cow's uterus during the oestrous cycle and pregnancy. New Zealand Veterinary Journal, 40 1: 4-7. doi:10.1080/00480169.1992.35688


Author Hussain A.M.
Daniel R.
O'boyle D.
Frost A.J.
Title N-acetyl-ß-D-glucosaminidase activity in the endometrial epithelium of the cow's uterus during the oestrous cycle and pregnancy
Journal name New Zealand Veterinary Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1176-0710
Publication date 1992-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00480169.1992.35688
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 40
Issue 1
Start page 4
End page 7
Total pages 4
Language eng
Subject 3400 Veterinary
Abstract The levels of N-acetyl-B-D-glucosaminidase (NAGase) were measured in the endometrial epithelial tissue of the bovine uterus during the oestrous cycle and during pregnancy. NAGase levels were significantly (P<0.001) higher in the epithelial tissue of the cow's uterus during the luteal phase of the cycle and during pregnancy than during the non-luteal phase. There were significantly (P<0.001) higher mean NAGase values in the epithelial than the subepithelial layers of the uterus in the two cycle phases and in pregnancy. Leucocyte numbers were significantly (P<0.05 and P<0.001) higher in the cows' uteri during the non-luteal phase than during the luteal phase and pregnancy, respectively. It is concluded that the endometrial epithelial layer is significantly active in terms of NAGase release and that this may be related to increased progesterone concentrations. In addition, the epithelial tissue (not leucocytes) appears to be the main contributor to the total NAGase activity in uterine tissue.
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