Life and Medical Sciences
Cell & Developmental Biology
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
The direction of ciliary beat has been examined in vitro in human and pig-tailed macaque (M. nemestrina) oviducts. Ducts removed under anesthesia were slit open longitudinally while submerged in Hanks solution at 37° C, and particulate matter was applied to the mucosal surface. Contrary to previous observations in pig and rabbit oviducts, transport of particles was consistently in a downward direction, toward the proximal (uterine) end, in the two species examined in this study.
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