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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 2643-2649
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.321


Immunohistochemical Localization of Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen (PCNA) in the Ovaries of Sheep and Goat
B. Supriya1*, Deepa Pathipati2 and A. V. N. Siva Kumar2
1Department of Veterinary Anatomy,
2SERB (DST) Project, Department of Veterinary Physiology,
3Department of Veterinary Physiology, College of Veterinary Science, S.V.V.U, Tirupati-517502, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study was to determine the expression of proliferating cell nuclear antigen protein (PCNA) in the sheep and goat ovaries. The localization of PCNA was demonstrated in 5µm thick formalin fixed, paraffin embedded tissue sections of sheep and goat ovarian tissue using primary mouse monoclonal anti-PCNA antibody. Staining for PCNA was not observed in pregranulosa cells but observed in the oocytes of primordial follicles. In primary to secondary follicles, positive staining in oocytes and in some granulosa cells was detected. The preantral follicles and actively growing small to large antral follicles showed strong PCNA labelling in the layers of granulosa, and theca cells. PCNA staining was expressed in nuclei of oocytes in preantral and small antral follicles. In atretic follicles, the level of PCNA protein expression was negatively correlated on the stage of atresia. The follicles demonstrating advanced atresia showed mild or no PCNA labelled granulosa and theca cells. The results of the study demonstrate that follicular growth and development in ovaries may be effectively monitored by determining the rate of granulosa cell proliferation of PCNA.


Keywords: PCNA, Sheep ovary, Goat ovary, Follicular development
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Supriya. B., Deepa Pathipati and Siva Kumar. A. V. N. 2020. Immunohistochemical Localization of Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen (PCNA) in the Ovaries of Sheep and Goat.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 2643-2649. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.321