Vagina: Cell biology

Tomomi Sato, Taisen Iguchi, Sipra Mohapatra

研究成果: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

抄録

The vagina (meaning sheath in Latin) is an important part of the female reproductive tract or reproductive organs located in the pelvis. It is a thin-walled fibromuscular tube (approximately 8-10 cm in length) connecting the uterine cervix internally and the vestibule externally. A stratified, squamous and nonkeratinized epithelium is placed on a dense connective tissue that contains a vascular venous plexus, and act as an erectile tissue. In human and mice, during embryogenesis, the vagina develops from the Müllerian duct. The epithelium of the Müllerian vagina migrates towards the posterior, and then vaginal epithelial cell differentiation is stimulated by paracrine factors from the surrounding mesenchyme. 17Β-Estradiol and estrogen receptor a are also important for epithelial cell proliferation and squamous cell differentiation.

本文言語英語
ホスト出版物のタイトルEncyclopedia of Reproduction
出版社Elsevier
ページ360-367
ページ数8
ISBN(電子版)9780128151457
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 1 1 2018
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 医学(全般)

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