Surface morphology of oviductal epithelial cells in stages of follicular and luteal phases of buffalo(การศึกษาเซลล์บุผิวท่อนำไข่ของกระบือในระยะฟอลลิคูลาร์และระยะลูเทียลโดยใช้กล้องจุลทรรศน์อิเล็กตรอนชนิดส่องกราด)

Authors

  • Busaba Panyarachun
  • Vipavee Anupunpisit
  • Hattaya Petpiboolthai
  • Tarinee Sawatpanich
  • Arin Ngamniyom
  • Nopadol Intaratat
  • Nureeyah Lateh

Keywords:

oviduct, follicular phases, luteal phases, scanning electron microscopy

Abstract

In this study, we examined the luminal surfaces of epithelial cells that lined on the ampulla-isthmus of the buffalo oviduct during the follicular and luteal phases of the estrous cycle by using scanning electron microscopy. The luminal epithelium of ampulla-isthmus from the oviduct during the follicular phase showed dense population of ciliated cells. The cilia of ciliated cells partially covered the apical surface of nonciliated cells. However, only one-third of epithelial cells lining the ampulla during luteal phase were ciliated cells. The apical surfaces of the nonciliated cells were round shape. It is obvious that, during the estrous cycle, the buffalo oviductal epithelium changes its structural features. It is known that the buffalo is commercial livestock in Thailand. We believed that examination of the epithelial cell of buffalo oviduct might contribute to increasing our knowledge of buffalo reproductive.

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Author Biographies

Busaba Panyarachun

Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

Vipavee Anupunpisit

Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

Hattaya Petpiboolthai

Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

Tarinee Sawatpanich

Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

Arin Ngamniyom

Institute of Ecotourism, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

Nopadol Intaratat

Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

Nureeyah Lateh

Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

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Published

2011-04-19

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Original Article (บทความวิจัย)