S K Roy
Articles written in Journal of Biosciences
Volume 1 Issue 2 June 1979 pp 135-141
Some aspects of uterine RNA synthesis including [3H]-uridine incorpo ration into RNA, activities of RNA polymerases and ribonucleases were studied. It was observed that both normal and pregnant animals, kept on protein-free diet for 15 and 20 days, showed a significant increase in
Volume 2 Issue 4 December 1980 pp 349-354
Progesterone receptors, both nuclear and cytosolic, were determined in the embryonic and inter-embryonic segments of the rabbit uterus at 6, 7 and 8 day
Volume 2 Issue 4 December 1980 pp 355-360
Progesterone receptors were determined in the cytosol from the ampulla, ampullaryisthmic junction and isthmus of rabbit fallopian tube and uterus of estrus and pregnant rabbits. The receptor levels when compared among its various anatomical segments, were the same in ampulla, isthums and uterus but maximum in ampullary-isthmic junction. Significant differences were observed in mated animals at 14, 24, 34, 48, 70 and 144 h after coitus. The receptor concentrations in portions of the fallopian tube showed no significant change between 14 and 24 h after coitus, except for a decrease in ampullary-isthmic junction at 24 h. At 34 h the concentration of receptor further decreased in all parts of the tube. At 48 and 70 h after coitus, receptor concentrations decreased gradually in ampulla and ampullary-isthmic junction, while isthmus showed a gradual increase. At 144 h, the receptor concentration showed no further change in ampulla and ampullary-isthmic junction; however, isthmus showed a decline. The uterine receptor concentration declined steadily from estrus till 70 h after coitus, however, it was increased at 144 h. The dissociation constant (Kd) of cytosol receptor in all the tissues at estrus and during early pregnancy was found similar. The implications of these changes in relation to the normal ovum transport have been correlated in this paper.
Volume 9 Issue 3-4 December 1985 pp 185-190
The biosynthesis of nucleic acids and proteins was studied in rat uterus by following the incorporation of [3H]-thymidine, [3H]-uridineand[14C]-leucinein control and pregnant rats in the presence and absence of two anti-implantation drugs. One of the drugs, 78/224 caused a significant increase in incorporation whereas the other drug, Centchroman, caused an inhibition in incorporation of all the three precursors. The implications of these changes in the light of estrogenicity, agonist and antagonist actions of anti-estrogens have been analysed. The importance of homeostatic mechanisms involved in nucleic acids and proteins for the maintenance of constant internal milieu for blastocyst attachment has been discussed.