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Table 2 Intensity and localization of target proteins in ovarian tissue during hormone-induced estrous cycle

From: Spatio-temporal expression profile of matrix metalloproteinase (Mmp) modulators Reck and Sparc during the rat ovarian dynamics

GROUP PHASE Mmp2 Mmp9 Mmp14 Reck Sparc
PBS Vehicle control (4) Ga/T/E/O (2) E (2) E (2) T/E (2) T/E/O
(3) O
G1 Control (2) T/O (3) T/E/O (3) T/E (3) T/E (2) T/E/O
G2 Folliculogenesis (4) Ga/T/E/O (5) Ga/T/E/O (4) T/E 0 (4) Ga/T/E/O
G3 (3) T/E/O (2) E 0 (2) T/E 0
(3) O
G4 Ovulation (5) T/E/O (4) Ga/T/E/O (5) Ga/T/E 0 (4) T/E/O
G5 Transition: ovulation-luteinization (4) T/E/O (2) T/E/O (2) E (3) T/E (3) T/E/O
G6 Transition: ovulation-luteinization, luteinization (3) CL/T/E/O (2) CL/E/O (2) E (1) CL (2) CL/E/O
G7 CL maintenance (5) CL/Ga/T/E/O (5) CL (3) T/E (1) CL/T/E (3) CL/T/E/O
(4) Ga/T/E/O
G8 (4) CL/T/E/O (2) CL (2) E (2) T/E (3) CL/T/E/O
(3) Ga/T/E/O
G9 Luteolysis (6) (3) CL/O (4) CL (3) CL/T/E (4) CL
CL/Ga/T/E/O (3) T/E (2) T/E/O
  1. Localization is identified as: CL: corpus luteum; T: theca; G: granulosa; E: stroma; O: oocyte. Staining intensity (0–6): unstained (0), low staining (1–2), moderate staining (3–4), and strong staining (5–6)
  2. aExpression unevenly detected across the tissue