An immunohistochemical study of the endocrine cells in the stomach of the Korean hedgehog(Erinaceus korean us)

고슴도치 위점막의 내분비세포에 관한 면역조직화학적 연구

  • Lee, Jae-hyun (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Lee, Hyeung-sik (Dept. of Biology, Daegu Oriental Medical College) ;
  • Lee, Nam-soo (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Kim, Jong-beom (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University)
  • 이재현 (경북대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 이형식 (대구한의과대학 생물학과) ;
  • 이남수 (경북대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 김종범 (경북대학교 수의과대학)
  • Received : 1990.08.20
  • Published : 1991.01.31

Abstract

The gastric endocrine cells of the Korean hedgehog, Erinaceus korean us were studied immunohistochemically. Seven kinds of endocrine cells-, gastrin-, somatostatin-, 5-HT-, glucagon-, BPP-, motiIin-and GIP-immunoreactive cells- were identified in this study. The chracteristic findings of the regional distribution and relative frequency of them were examined. Gastrin-immunoreactive cells were very numerously detected only in the pyloric region. Somatostatin-immunoreactive cells were more numerous in the pyloric region than in the cardiac and fundic regions. 5-HT-immunoreactive cells were more numerous in the cardiac and pyloric regions than in the tundic one. Glucagon-immunoreactive cells were found few or rarely in the fundic and pyloric regions. BPP-imunoreactive cells were numerously distributed in the pyloric region, moderately in the fundic region and few in the cardiac region. Motilin-immunoreactive cells were found rarely or few in the fundic and pyloric regions. GIP-immnuoreactive Cells were detected onIy in the pyloric region.