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Table 1 Occurrence of apoptosis in epithelium and lamina propria as a parameter for the effect of in vitro culture on the viability of bovine genital mucosae explants

From: Primary replication and invasion of the bovine gammaherpesvirus BoHV-4 in the genital mucosae

Tissue Layer % of TUNEL-positive cells at …h of cultivation
0 24 48 72 96
Vagina Epithelium 0.8 ± 0.8 1.0 ± 0.7 1.4 ± 1.3 1.8 ± 1.3 2.0 ± 1.6
L. propria 1.2 ± 0.8 2.6 ± 1.8 4.0 ± 1.6 5.4 ± 2.1 7.8 ± 2.4
Cervix Epithelium 0.6 ± 0.5 2.2 ± 1.3 2.0 ± 1.2 2.4 ± 1.1 2.8 ± 1.4
L. propria 2.6 ± 1.1 6.2 ± 2.4 6.6 ± 2.9 7.6 ± 2.9 8.6 ± 2.3
Uterus Epithelium 0.4 ± 0.4 0.8 ± 0.4 1.2 ± 1.2 2.3 ± 1.1 1.8 ± 1.4
L. propria 0.8 ± 0.3 1.6 ± 0.6 2.6 ± 1.8 4.6 ± 2.8 4.8 ± 2.2
  1. Values are given as mean ± SD.