Title: Fallopian tube
Description: (A) Scheme and (B) electron microscopy (gerbil,adult).
(A): Scheme. The lumen (1) is lined with columnar ciliated cells (2) having few microvilli, and with secretory cells (3) with microvilli and light secretory vacuoles (in human); (4) proper lamina with fibroblasts.
(B): Lumen (1) with columnar ciliated cells (2) and secretory cells (3); all epithelial cells are also provided with microvilli. (4) proper lamina with capillaries (6) and fibroblasts. Note in (A, B) bulging of cells (5) with electron-dense secretory granules (→) above the epithelial lining partly due to fixation procedures.
Keywords/Mesh: female reproductive organs, oviduct, electron microscopy, fallopian tubes, epithelial cells, ciliae, electron microscopy, POJA collection, histology.