Demonstration of immunoreactive somatostatin-like substance in villi and decidua in early pregnancy

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
T KumasakaK Kokubu


With the use of the radioimmunoassay for growth hormone--releasing inhibiting factor (GIF), it was found that measurable amounts of GIF-like substance existed in the chorionic villi and decidua of pregnant women. The indirect immunofluorescent method revealed that the higher intensity of GIF-like immunofluorescence was presented in cytotrophoblasts rather than in syncytiotrophoblasts of the villi and in stromal cells of the decidua.


Jun 1, 1984·Asia-Oceania Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology·T KubotaM Saito
May 6, 1998·Histopathology·W G McCluggageJ M Sloan
Apr 1, 1990·Journal of Endocrinological Investigation·F PetragliaS Angioni
Oct 1, 1980·European Journal of Pediatrics·I Henrichs, W M Teller

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