The postnatal development of the gerbil uterus has been investigated. Special attention has been paid to the luminal surface epithelium. In the newborn gerbil, the uterus contains already some fluid and the uterine luminal epithelium seems to possess mechanisms for the regulation of the fluid contents. Among them are apical protrusions and microvilli, endo- and exocytotic vesicles of different nature, highly active Golgi complexes and dilated rER vesicles and also very distinct junctional complexes between the cells in the apical areas.

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