Electron Microscopical Observations of Hepatic Cells in Korean Native Goat Injected with Clostridium perfringens Toxin

Clostridium perfringens독소(毒素)를 주사(注射)한 재래산양(在來山羊) 간장(肝臟)의 전자현미경적(電子顯微鏡的) 관찰(觀察)

  • Lee, Cha-Soo (Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture, Gyeongbug National University)
  • Published : 1982.10.09


This paper dealt with the light microscopical and electron microscopical findings on the morphological changes of the liver of Korean native goat injected with toxin (culture filtrate) of Clostridium perfringens which was isolated from Korean native cattle died of acute Clostridium perfringens enterotoxemia. The results observed are summarized as follows. In the microscopical findings, hyperemia and minute hemorrhage of the liver parenchyma, dilatation of hepatic central vein and centrilobular necrosis of liver, cloudy swelling and hydropic degeneration of hepatic cells, and appearance of light eosinophilic granular bodies in the vacuoles were recognized. In the electron microscopical findings, appearance of pinocytotic vesicle (coated vesicle), fusion of these vesicles, formation of vacuole and accumulation of minute granular proteinous materials in the vacuole were observed in the hepatic cells. Decreased number of glycogen granules, swelling and destruction of mitochondria, proliferation of smooth-surfaced endoplasmic reticulum, enlargement of rough-surfaced endoplasmic reticulum, dispersal of thready agranular membranous structure and appearance of secondary lysosome were recognized in the hepatic cell cytoplasm.



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