Table 1: Effects of dexamethasone on uterine progesterone receptor localization and intensity scores in pregnant Yankasa sheep during first and second trimesters.

EndometriumGroupFirst trimester (day 28)Second trimester (day 78)
Staining intensityIntensity scoreStaining intensityIntensity score

LuminalNDS2+61.18 ± 0.222+60.45 ± 0.56
DTS2+61.24 ± 0.203+87.50 ± 1.20
GlandularNDS2+60.50 ± 0.632+61.19 ± 0.30
DTS3+89.11 ± 0.944+134.10 ± 1.08
StromalNDS2+62.37 ± 0.432+61.56 ± 0.51
DTS2+62.41 ± 0.303+86.49 ± 0.45
MyometriumNDS1+51.58 ± 0.551+52.32 ± 0.37
DTS1+52.24 ± 0.222+60.80 ± 0.35

TotalNDS234.71 ± 1.26235.40 ± 1.10
DTS267.14 ± 1.92366.28 ± 1.70

NDS: (control) nondexamethasone treated pregnant sheep; DTS: dexamethasone treated pregnant sheep for each group. Significant () increase compared to respective control group. Significant () increase compared to preceding gestational stage.