oviducts

Summary

Summary: Ducts that serve exclusively for the passage of eggs from the ovaries to the exterior of the body. In non-mammals, they are termed oviducts. In mammals, they are highly specialized and known as FALLOPIAN TUBES.

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  1. Trevino L, Giles J, Wang W, Urick M, Johnson P. Gene expression profiling reveals differentially expressed genes in ovarian cancer of the hen: support for oviductal origin?. Horm Cancer. 2010;1:177-86 pubmed publisher
    ..These data suggest that chicken ovarian tumors may arise from alternative sites, including the oviduct...
  2. Lillico S, Sherman A, McGrew M, Robertson C, Smith J, Haslam C, et al. Oviduct-specific expression of two therapeutic proteins in transgenic hens. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007;104:1771-6 pubmed
    ..We report the generation of transgenic hens that synthesize functional recombinant pharmaceutical protein in a tightly regulated tissue-specific manner, without any evidence of transgene silencing after germ-line transmission...
  3. Li S, Zhang Z, Pace L, Lillehoj H, Zhang S. Functions exerted by the virulence-associated type-three secretion systems during Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis invasion into and survival within chicken oviduct epithelial cells and macrophages. Avian Pathol. 2009;38:97-106 pubmed publisher
  4. Silphaduang U, Hincke M, Nys Y, Mine Y. Antimicrobial proteins in chicken reproductive system. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2006;340:648-55 pubmed
    ..The discovery of antimicrobial histones in chicken reproductive system provides further evidence that histones may play a role in innate immunity against microorganisms in a wide range of animal species...
  5. Yamanouchi H, Umezu T, Tomooka Y. Reconstruction of oviduct and demonstration of epithelial fate determination in mice. Biol Reprod. 2010;82:528-33 pubmed publisher
    ..Recombinants of enzymatically separated epithelial and mesenchymal tissues of oviducts were grafted under kidney capsule for 4 wk...
  6. Yoshimura Y, Ohashi H, Subedi K, Nishibori M, Isobe N. Effects of age, egg-laying activity, and Salmonella-inoculation on the expressions of gallinacin mRNA in the vagina of the hen oviduct. J Reprod Dev. 2006;52:211-8 pubmed
    ..Also, synthesis of these antimicrobial peptides in the vagina may increase in response to SE and LPS to eliminate SE bacteria...
  7. Song G, Seo H, Choi J, Rengaraj D, Kim T, Lee B, et al. Discovery of candidate genes and pathways regulating oviduct development in chickens. Biol Reprod. 2011;85:306-14 pubmed publisher
    ..We identified candidate genes and pathways associated with the development of chicken oviducts. A pellet containing the synthetic estrogen analog diethylstilbestrol (DES) was implanted subcutaneously in 1-wk-..
  8. Bwala D, Clift S, Duncan N, Bisschop S, Oludayo F. Determination of the distribution of lentogenic vaccine and virulent Newcastle disease virus antigen in the oviduct of SPF and commercial hen using immunohistochemistry. Res Vet Sci. 2012;93:520-8 pubmed publisher
    ..There was no clear difference in the protection of the oviduct and in the distribution of oviductal GPMV antigens between the two routes of vaccination...
  9. Chuffa L, Seiva F, Fávaro W, Amorim J, Teixeira G, Mendes L, et al. Melatonin and ethanol intake exert opposite effects on circulating estradiol and progesterone and differentially regulate sex steroid receptors in the ovaries, oviducts, and uteri of adult rats. Reprod Toxicol. 2013;39:40-9 pubmed publisher
    ..and melatonin treatment (at doses of 100 ?g/100 g BW/day) on sex hormones and steroid receptors in the ovaries, oviducts and uteri of ethanol-preferring rats...

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  1. Lim W, Jeong W, Kim J, Yoshimura Y, Bazer F, Han J, et al. Expression and regulation of beta-defensin 11 in the oviduct in response to estrogen and in ovarian tumors of chickens. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2013;366:1-8 pubmed publisher
  2. Mageed A, Isobe N, Yoshimura Y. Expression of avian beta-defensins in the oviduct and effects of lipopolysaccharide on their expression in the vagina of hens. Poult Sci. 2008;87:979-84 pubmed publisher
    ..Birds were i.v. treated with LPS (1 mg/kg of BW), and subsequently the oviducts were analyzed 0, 3, 6, 12, or 24 h after LPS administration...
  3. Jeong W, Kim J, Ahn S, Lee S, Bazer F, Han J, et al. AHCYL1 is mediated by estrogen-induced ERK1/2 MAPK cell signaling and microRNA regulation to effect functional aspects of the avian oviduct. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e49204 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, we investigated differential expression profiles of the AHCYL1 gene in various adult organs and in oviducts from estrogen-treated chickens...
  4. Hong X, Luense L, McGinnis L, Nothnick W, Christenson L. Dicer1 is essential for female fertility and normal development of the female reproductive system. Endocrinology. 2008;149:6207-12 pubmed publisher
    ..These studies implicate Dicer1/miRNA mediated posttranscriptional gene regulation in reproductive somatic tissues as critical for the normal development and function of these tissues and for female fertility...
  5. Scurlock A, Frazer L, Andrews C, O Connell C, Foote I, Bailey S, et al. Interleukin-17 contributes to generation of Th1 immunity and neutrophil recruitment during Chlamydia muridarum genital tract infection but is not required for macrophage influx or normal resolution of infection. Infect Immun. 2011;79:1349-62 pubmed publisher
    ..muridarum genital infection. These data highlight the redundant immune mechanisms operative at this mucosal site and the importance of examining site-specific responses to mucosal pathogens...
  6. Bakst M. Physiology and endocrinology symposium: role of the oviduct in maintaining sustained fertility in hens. J Anim Sci. 2011;89:1323-9 pubmed publisher
  7. Lim W, Jeong W, Kim J, Ka H, Bazer F, Han J, et al. Differential expression of secreted phosphoprotein 1 in response to estradiol-17? and in ovarian tumors in chickens. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2012;422:494-500 pubmed publisher
  8. Jung J, Park T, Kim J, Han B, Lee S, Song G, et al. Characterization and application of oviductal epithelial cells in vitro in Gallus domesticus. Biol Reprod. 2011;85:798-807 pubmed publisher
    ..05). In conclusion, these data demonstrate the potential of cultured OECs as a model system for providing a better understanding of the regulation of gene expression and for the production of an avian transgenic bioreactor...
  9. Nagaraja A, Andreu Vieyra C, Franco H, Ma L, Chen R, Han D, et al. Deletion of Dicer in somatic cells of the female reproductive tract causes sterility. Mol Endocrinol. 2008;22:2336-52 pubmed publisher
    ..of the developing Müllerian ducts and postnatally in ovarian granulosa cells and mesenchyme-derived cells of the oviducts and uterus...
  10. Lee J, Jeong W, Lim W, Kim J, Bazer F, Han J, et al. Chicken pleiotrophin: regulation of tissue specific expression by estrogen in the oviduct and distinct expression pattern in the ovarian carcinomas. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e34215 pubmed publisher
  11. Bohez L, Gantois I, Ducatelle R, Pasmans F, Dewulf J, Haesebrouck F, et al. The Salmonella Pathogenicity Island 2 regulator ssrA promotes reproductive tract but not intestinal colonization in chickens. Vet Microbiol. 2008;126:216-24 pubmed
    ..intravenous inoculation in adult laying hens bacterial numbers of the ssrA mutant were significantly lower in oviducts and ovaries as compared to the wild type strain...
  12. Das S, Isobe N, Nishibori M, Yoshimura Y. Expression of transforming growth factor-beta isoforms and their receptors in utero-vaginal junction of hen oviduct in presence or absence of resident sperm with reference to sperm storage. Reproduction. 2006;132:781-90 pubmed
    ..The presence of TbetaR2 in UVJ was also confirmed by western blot. These results suggest that enhanced expressions of TGFbetas and TbetaRs in UVJ may protect sperm in SST, probably by suppressing anti-sperm immunoreactions...
  13. Kapelnikov A, Zelinger E, Gottlieb Y, Rhrissorrakrai K, Gunsalus K, Heifetz Y. Mating induces an immune response and developmental switch in the Drosophila oviduct. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105:13912-7 pubmed publisher
    ..effect these changes, we used microarray, proteomic, and comparative analyses to characterize gene expression in oviducts of mated and unmated Drosophila females...
  14. Rodríguez Valentín R, López González I, Jorquera R, Labarca P, Zurita M, Reynaud E. Oviduct contraction in Drosophila is modulated by a neural network that is both, octopaminergic and glutamatergic. J Cell Physiol. 2006;209:183-98 pubmed
    ..These flies lack oviduct contraction, lay almost no eggs, sperm accumulate in the oviducts, and fewer than normal are seen in the storage organs...
  15. Chousalkar K, Roberts J. Ultrastructural changes in the oviduct of the laying hen during the laying cycle. Cell Tissue Res. 2008;332:349-58 pubmed publisher
    ..The disintegrated material found in the vacuoles may have been derived from the disintegrating granules...
  16. Hakim A, Barry C, Barnes H, Anderson K, Petitte J, Whitaker R, et al. Ovarian adenocarcinomas in the laying hen and women share similar alterations in p53, ras, and HER-2/neu. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2009;2:114-21 pubmed publisher
    ..Ras mutations are rare, similar to high-grade human ovarian cancers. HER-2/neu overexpression is common and may represent a marker to exclude an oviductal origin in cancers involving both the ovary and oviduct...
  17. Rehault Godbert S, Gautron J, Labas V, Belghazi M, Nys Y. Identification and characterization of the precursor of chicken matrix metalloprotease 2 (pro-MMP-2) in hen egg. J Agric Food Chem. 2008;56:6294-303 pubmed publisher
    ..The fact that MMP-2 is found as a proform in fresh eggs suggests that the activity of this metalloprotease is regulated under specific conditions during embryonic development...
  18. Kwon S, Choi J, Jang H, Shin S, Lee S, Park T, et al. Production of biofunctional recombinant human interleukin 1 receptor antagonist (rhIL1RN) from transgenic quail egg white. Biol Reprod. 2010;82:1057-64 pubmed publisher
    ..In a bioassay using the EL4.NOB-1/CTLL-2 coculture system, no significant difference was observed between the egg-produced rhIL1RN and a commercially available rhIL1RN (anakinra)...
  19. Alsaleh A, Pellerin J, Rodolakis A, Larrat M, Cochonneau D, Bruyas J, et al. Detection of Coxiella burnetii, the agent of Q fever, in oviducts and uterine flushing media and in genital tract tissues of the non pregnant goat. Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. 2011;34:355-60 pubmed publisher
    The aim of the present study was the detection and quantification of Coxiella burnetii DNA in the flushing media (oviducts and uterine horns) and genital tract tissues of non pregnant goats from 20 goats chosen at random from 86 goats ..
  20. Frazer L, O Connell C, Andrews C, Zurenski M, Darville T. Enhanced neutrophil longevity and recruitment contribute to the severity of oviduct pathology during Chlamydia muridarum infection. Infect Immun. 2011;79:4029-41 pubmed publisher
    ..1 resulted in a significantly reduced frequency and absolute number of neutrophils in the oviducts during acute infection...
  21. Lim W, Ahn S, Jeong W, Kim J, Kim J, Lim C, et al. Tissue specific expression and estrogen regulation of SERPINB3 in the chicken oviduct. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2012;175:65-73 pubmed publisher
    ..Collectively, these results indicate that SERPINB3 is an estrogen-induced gene expressed only in LE and GE of the chicken oviduct and implicate SERPINB3 in regulation of oviduct development and egg formation...
  22. Jeong W, Lim W, Kim J, Ahn S, Lee H, Jeong J, et al. Cell-specific and temporal aspects of gene expression in the chicken oviduct at different stages of the laying cycle. Biol Reprod. 2012;86:172 pubmed publisher
    ..Total RNA was extracted from each segment of the oviducts and subjected to Affymetrix chicken GeneChip analysis...
  23. Coy P, Garcia Vazquez F, Visconti P, Aviles M. Roles of the oviduct in mammalian fertilization. Reproduction. 2012;144:649-60 pubmed publisher
    ..With this purpose, gamete transport, sperm and oocyte changes in the oviductal environment, and other interactions between gametes and oviduct are discussed in light of recent publications in the field...
  24. Magerd S, Somrit M, Prachaney P, Thongpan A, Chatchavalvanich K, Sretarugsa P, et al. Effect of progesterone administration on the distribution of oviductal carbohydrates in Rana tigrina. Cell Tissue Res. 2009;336:267-76 pubmed publisher
    Our aim has been to determine whether carbohydrate distribution in the oviducts of progesterone-treated animals is comparable with that of seasonal breeders in Rana tigrina. Like many other anurans, R...
  25. Dunn I, Wilson P, Lu Z, Bain M, Crossan C, Talbot R, et al. New hypotheses on the function of the avian shell gland derived from microarray analysis comparing tissue from juvenile and sexually mature hens. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2009;163:225-32 pubmed publisher
    ..These new hypotheses, if borne out experimentally, will lead to a greater understanding of shell gland function including the processes involved in eggshell formation and anti-microbial activity. ..
  26. Weng Q, Shi Z, Watanabe G, Taya K. Immunolocalization of NGF and its receptors trkA and p75 in the oviducts of golden hamsters during the estrous cycle. Exp Anim. 2009;58:543-6 pubmed
    ..These results suggest that NGF may play autocrine/paracrine roles in oviductal transport, fertilization, capacitation of spermatozoa and early embryonic development in the oviduct of golden hamsters...
  27. Bakst M, Donoghue A, Yoho D, Moyle J, Whipple S, Camp M, et al. Comparisons of sperm storage tubule distribution and number in 4 strains of mature broiler breeders and in turkey hens before and after the onset of photostimulation. Poult Sci. 2010;89:986-92 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, we conclude that turkey SST are morphologically differentiated and functional before the onset of photostimulation and while the oviduct is morphologically undeveloped...
  28. Ito T, Yoshizaki N, Tokumoto T, Ono H, Yoshimura T, Tsukada A, et al. Progesterone is a sperm-releasing factor from the sperm-storage tubules in birds. Endocrinology. 2011;152:3952-62 pubmed publisher
    ..These results demonstrated for the first time that the progesterone stimulates the release of the resident sperm from the SST and that the release of the sperm might occur via membrane progestin receptor ?-mediating signal transduction...
  29. Gonzalez G, Behringer R. Dicer is required for female reproductive tract development and fertility in the mouse. Mol Reprod Dev. 2009;76:678-88 pubmed publisher
    ..In adult mutant females, there was a reduction in the size of the oviducts and uterine horns...
  30. de Wit J, Nieuwenhuisen van Wilgen J, Hoogkamer A, Van De Sande H, Zuidam G, Fabri T. Induction of cystic oviducts and protection against early challenge with infectious bronchitis virus serotype D388 (genotype QX) by maternally derived antibodies and by early vaccination. Avian Pathol. 2011;40:463-71 pubmed publisher
    ..observations that the D388 strain of the QX genotype is a very pathogenic strain that is able to cause cystic oviducts in a high percentage of birds, mortality due to nephritis and respiratory distress with complete tracheal ..
  31. Lim W, Jeong W, Kim J, Lee J, Kim J, Bazer F, et al. Differential expression of alpha 2 macroglobulin in response to dietylstilbestrol and in ovarian carcinomas in chickens. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2011;9:137 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, we investigated estrogen regulation of A2M gene expression during development of the chicken oviduct, and its expression in normal and cancerous ovaries from chickens...
  32. Ariyadi B, Isobe N, Yoshimura Y. Differences in the mucosal surface barrier formed by mucin in the lower oviductal segments between laying and molting hens. Poult Sci. 2012;91:1173-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The lower segments of oviducts (isthmus, uterus, and vagina) of White Leghorn laying and molting hens were collected...
  33. Sundaresan N, Anish D, Sastry K, Saxena V, Nagarajan K, Subramani J, et al. High doses of dietary zinc induce cytokines, chemokines, and apoptosis in reproductive tissues during regression. Cell Tissue Res. 2008;332:543-54 pubmed publisher
  34. Jefferson W, Padilla Banks E, Goulding E, Lao S, Newbold R, Williams C. Neonatal exposure to genistein disrupts ability of female mouse reproductive tract to support preimplantation embryo development and implantation. Biol Reprod. 2009;80:425-31 pubmed publisher
  35. Hunter R. Sperm release from oviduct epithelial binding is controlled hormonally by peri-ovulatory graafian follicles. Mol Reprod Dev. 2008;75:167-74 pubmed
    ..However, pre-ovulatory sperm-epithelial binding and a regulated peri-ovulatory release should be seen as vital tactics in the overall strategy of achieving successful monospermic fertilisation...
  36. Donini A, Lange A. The effects of crustacean cardioactive peptide on locust oviducts are calcium-dependent. Peptides. 2002;23:683-91 pubmed
    ..of calcium as a second messenger in the crustacean cardioactive peptide (CCAP)-induced contractions of the locust oviducts was investigated...
  37. De Buck J, Pasmans F, Van Immerseel F, Haesebrouck F, Ducatelle R. Tubular glands of the isthmus are the predominant colonization site of Salmonella enteritidis in the upper oviduct of laying hens. Poult Sci. 2004;83:352-8 pubmed
    ..In all 3 assays, the tubular gland cells of the isthmus were more heavily invaded than those of the magnum. ..
  38. Dougherty D, Sanders M. Estrogen action: revitalization of the chick oviduct model. Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2005;16:414-9 pubmed
    ..Unfortunately, because of experimental limitations, this model has been neglected in the past decade. Reviving this model has become intellectually attractive and technically feasible. ..
  39. Teilmann S, Byskov A, Pedersen P, Wheatley D, Pazour G, Christensen S. Localization of transient receptor potential ion channels in primary and motile cilia of the female murine reproductive organs. Mol Reprod Dev. 2005;71:444-52 pubmed
    ..In the oviduct both TRPV4 and polycystins could be important in relaying physiochemical changes in the oviduct upon ovulation. ..
  40. Zaniboni L, Bakst M. Localization of aquaporins in the sperm storage tubules in the turkey oviduct. Poult Sci. 2004;83:1209-12 pubmed
    ..These observations support the contention that the SST epithelial cells are capable of water exchange that may interact with sperm residing within the SST. ..
  41. Donini A, Lange A. Evidence for a possible neurotransmitter/neuromodulator role of tyramine on the locust oviducts. J Insect Physiol. 2004;50:351-61 pubmed
    Visualization of the tyraminergic innervation of the oviducts was demonstrated by immunohistochemistry, and the presence of tyramine was confirmed using high-performance liquid chromatography coupled to electrochemical detection...
  42. Barrera N, Morales B, Villalon M. Plasma and intracellular membrane inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors mediate the Ca(2+) increase associated with the ATP-induced increase in ciliary beat frequency. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2004;287:C1114-24 pubmed
    ..Our study demonstrates for the first time the presence of IP(3) receptor type 3 in the plasma membrane in ciliated cells and leads us to postulate that the IP(3) receptor can directly trigger Ca(2+) influx in response to ATP. ..
  43. Okada A, Sato T, Ohta Y, Iguchi T. Sex steroid hormone receptors in the developing female reproductive tract of laboratory rodents. J Toxicol Sci. 2005;30:75-89 pubmed
    ..Thus, accumulated information on the expression of ER subtypes and isoforms as well as that of progesterone and androgen receptors in laboratory rodents is herein reviewed, in addition to the presentation of our own data. ..
  44. Priyadarsana M, Wijayagunawardane B, Miyamoto A. Endothelin-1 system in the bovine oviduct: a regulator of local contraction and gamete transport. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2004;44 Suppl 1:S248-51 pubmed
    ..Additionally, ET-1 increased the amplitude of in vitro contraction of oviducts from follicular and post-ovulatory phases, but not during the luteal phase...
  45. Diekman A. Glycoconjugates in sperm function and gamete interactions: how much sugar does it take to sweet-talk the egg?. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2003;60:298-308 pubmed
    ..The structure and function of glycoconjugates in the oviductal sperm reservoir, the zona pellucida, and on the sperm surface are reviewed. ..
  46. Freedman S, Akuffo V, Bakst M. Evidence for the innervation of sperm storage tubules in the oviduct of the turkey (Meleagris gallopavo). Reproduction. 2001;121:809-14 pubmed
    ..It is suggested that a previously unrecognized neural factor may function in oviductal sperm storage in, and release of spermatozoa from, the sperm storage tubules of hens...
  47. Giles J, Shivaprasad H, Johnson P. Ovarian tumor expression of an oviductal protein in the hen: a model for human serous ovarian adenocarcinoma. Gynecol Oncol. 2004;95:530-3 pubmed
    ..We hypothesized that ovarian tumors without oviductal involvement would not express the oviductal protein ovalbumin, the major protein found in the magnum of the hen's oviduct...
  48. Lange A. A neurohormonal role for serotonin in the control of locust oviducts. Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 2004;56:179-90 pubmed
    ..the frequency and amplitude of spontaneous contractions and leads to an increase in the basal tonus of the locust oviducts. These effects were dose-dependent and were seen on both the non-innnervated and innervated portion of the ..
  49. Froman D. Deduction of a model for sperm storage in the oviduct of the domestic fowl (Gallus domesticus). Biol Reprod. 2003;69:248-53 pubmed
    ..In summary, sperm residence within and emergence from the SST are phenomena most likely explicable in terms of sperm cell motility...
  50. Berg C, Holm L, Brandt I, Brunström B. Anatomical and histological changes in the oviducts of Japanese quail, Coturnix japonica, after embryonic exposure to ethynyloestradiol. Reproduction. 2001;121:155-65 pubmed
    ..the anatomical and histological effects of in ovo exposure to the synthetic oestrogen ethynyloestradiol on the oviducts of immature and adult female Japanese quail, Coturnix japonica, were investigated...
  51. Miller C, Sassoon D. Wnt-7a maintains appropriate uterine patterning during the development of the mouse female reproductive tract. Development. 1998;125:3201-11 pubmed
  52. Hermoso M, Barrera N, Morales B, Perez S, Villalon M. Platelet activating factor increases ciliary activity in the hamster oviduct through epithelial production of prostaglandin E2. Pflugers Arch. 2001;442:336-45 pubmed
    ..Local PGE2 production by the oviductal mucosa suggests the presence of an autocrine loop controlling ciliary activity...
  53. Kawakami E, Kashiwagi C, Hori T, Tsutsui T. Effects of canine oviduct epithelial cells on movement and capacitation of homologous spermatozoa in vitro. Anim Reprod Sci. 2001;68:121-31 pubmed
    ..In this study, the interaction between canine sperms and oviduct epithelial cells (OECs) was examined in vitro. The oviducts of eight bitches in the follicular (F-) phase and six bitches in the luteal (L-) phase were removed under ..
  54. Monroe D, Jin D, Sanders M. Estrogen opposes the apoptotic effects of bone morphogenetic protein 7 on tissue remodeling. Mol Cell Biol. 2000;20:4626-34 pubmed
    ..This report demonstrates that the function of BMP-7 in the oviduct involves the induction of apoptosis and that estrogen plays an important role in opposing this function...
  55. Monroe D, Berger R, Sanders M. Tissue-protective effects of estrogen involve regulation of caspase gene expression. Mol Endocrinol. 2002;16:1322-31 pubmed
    ..Taken together, these results demonstrate that estrogen has the potential to oppose apoptosis by regulating caspase activity through both transcriptional and posttranscriptional mechanisms in reproductive tissues...
  56. Wang X, Ford B, Praul C, Leach R. Collagen X expression in oviduct tissue during the different stages of the egg laying cycle. Poult Sci. 2002;81:805-8 pubmed
    ..In contrast to observations with other matrix proteins, such as parathyroid hormone-related peptide and osteopontin, gene expression did not fluctuate with the position of the egg in the oviduct...
  57. Shah A, Schripsema J, Imtiaz M, Sigar I, Kasimos J, Matos P, et al. Histopathologic changes related to fibrotic oviduct occlusion after genital tract infection of mice with Chlamydia muridarum. Sex Transm Dis. 2005;32:49-56 pubmed
    ..We sought to determine if intraluminal occluding fibrosis of the oviduct occurs after urogenital Chlamydia muridarum infection in mice...
  58. Wigley P, Hulme S, Powers C, Beal R, Berchieri A, Smith A, et al. Infection of the reproductive tract and eggs with Salmonella enterica serovar pullorum in the chicken is associated with suppression of cellular immunity at sexual maturity. Infect Immun. 2005;73:2986-90 pubmed
  59. Woodhead A, Thompson M, Chan K, Stay B. Allatostatin in ovaries, oviducts, and young embryos in the cockroach Diploptera punctata. J Insect Physiol. 2003;49:1103-14 pubmed
    ..allatostatins (-F-G-L-amide AST) was determined by ELISA and immunohistochemistry in ovaries and oviducts and in pre-dorsal closure embryos...
  60. Wessel T, Schuchter U, Walt H. Ciliary motility in bovine oviducts for sensing rapid non-genomic reactions upon exposure to progesterone. Horm Metab Res. 2004;36:136-41 pubmed
    ..Most cells in the inner oviductal mucosa have motile cilia, and the mucociliary system of oviducts represents a prominent object of study for rapid feedback after application of steroid hormones...
  61. Okada A, Ohta Y, Brody S, Watanabe H, Krust A, Chambon P, et al. Role of foxj1 and estrogen receptor alpha in ciliated epithelial cell differentiation of the neonatal oviduct. J Mol Endocrinol. 2004;32:615-25 pubmed
    ..That expression preceded the appearance of cilia and was induced by E2. Cilia were absent in oviducts of foxj1-deficient mice, indicating that foxj1 plays a critical role in oviductal ciliogenesis...
  62. Lapointe J, Kimmins S, Maclaren L, Bilodeau J. Estrogen selectively up-regulates the phospholipid hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase in the oviducts. Endocrinology. 2005;146:2583-92 pubmed
    ..We propose that GPx-4 has an important role in the physiological control of peroxide tone in the bordering cells of the oviductal lumen...
  63. Blackburn D. Structure, function, and evolution of the oviducts of squamate reptiles, with special reference to viviparity and placentation. J Exp Zool. 1998;282:560-617 pubmed
    In lizards and snakes, the oviducts function in fertilization, sperm storage, egg transport, eggshell deposition, maintenance of the early embryo, and expulsion of the egg or fetus...