An electron microscopic study on gastro-enteroendocrine cells of frog (Rana dybowskii)

산개구리 위장관 내분비세포의 전자현미경적 연구

  • Received : 1990.02.23
  • Published : 1990.04.30

Abstract

In the present paper, the distribution, relative frequences and cell types of endocrine cells in the gastrointestinal tract of the frog (Rana dybowskii) during the hibernating and the active phase were examined by light and electron microscopy. The results obtained are summarized as follow: The reactive cells for Grimelius were frequently found in the gastrointestinal tract, whereas the reactive cells for Hellman-$Hellerstr{\hat{o}}m$ were found numerous in the fundus and pylorus of stomach, a few in the duodenum and lower small intestine, and very few in the rectum during both phases. No reactive cells for Masson-Fontana were found in the gastrointestinal tract during both phases. Elecron microscopically, 4 types of endocrine cells in the fundus of the stomach, 3 types in the pylorus of the stomach and duodenum, and 1 type in the lower small intestine and rectum, respectively, were identified during the hibernating phase. In the active phase, 3 types of endocrine cell in the fundus of the stomach, 2 types in the pylorus of the stomach and duodenum, and 1 type in the lower small intestine and rectum were observed, respectively. In the hibernating phase, more cytoplasmic granules and various types of endocrine cells were generally found than in the active phase.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국학술진흥재단