Electron-histochemical location of cathepsin D and elastase in the uterus

Bull Exp Biol Med. 2003 Aug;136(2):199-201. doi: 10.1023/a:1026391512536.


Location of cathepsin D and elastase in rat uterus was studied by electron-histochemical method. Activities of both proteinases in the myometrium was detected in lysosomes of smooth-muscle cells, macrophages, and fibroblasts.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cathepsin D / metabolism*
  • Female
  • Lysosomes / enzymology
  • Microscopy, Electron
  • Myometrium / enzymology*
  • Pancreatic Elastase / metabolism*
  • Rats


  • Pancreatic Elastase
  • Cathepsin D