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Vol 76, No 4 (2017)
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Published online: 2017-05-16
Submitted: 2013-11-17
Accepted: 2014-01-02
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Immunolocalisation of nitric oxide synthase isoforms in the ductuli efferentes and epididym

F. Parillo, C. Vullo, G. Catone, A. Miano, A. Gobbetti, M. Zerani
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2017.0046
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Pubmed: 28553853
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Folia Morphol 2017;76(4):603-607.

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Vol 76, No 4 (2017)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2017-05-16
Submitted: 2013-11-17
Accepted: 2014-01-02

Abstract

The present research used immunohistochemistry to analyse the detection and localisation of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) isoforms in the ductuli efferentes and epididymis of prepubertal and adult alpaca. In the ductuli efferentes and epididymis of prepubertal and adult animals, nNOS and eNOS were similarly expressed in epithelial lining cells, conversely differences were observed in the immunopresence of iNOS. Our data provide evidence that NOS isoforms may have roles in reproductive functions and in the developmental processes of the excurrent duct system in the alpaca.

Abstract

The present research used immunohistochemistry to analyse the detection and localisation of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) isoforms in the ductuli efferentes and epididymis of prepubertal and adult alpaca. In the ductuli efferentes and epididymis of prepubertal and adult animals, nNOS and eNOS were similarly expressed in epithelial lining cells, conversely differences were observed in the immunopresence of iNOS. Our data provide evidence that NOS isoforms may have roles in reproductive functions and in the developmental processes of the excurrent duct system in the alpaca.

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Keywords

immunohistochemistry, NOS isoforms, genital tracts, alpaca

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Title

Immunolocalisation of nitric oxide synthase isoforms in the ductuli efferentes and epididym

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 76, No 4 (2017)

Pages

603-607

Published online

2017-05-16

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2017.0046

Pubmed

28553853

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2017;76(4):603-607.

Keywords

immunohistochemistry
NOS isoforms
genital tracts
alpaca

Authors

F. Parillo
C. Vullo
G. Catone
A. Miano
A. Gobbetti
M. Zerani

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