Morphological studies on the major salivary gland of the Korean native goat

한국재래산양의 큰침샘에 대한 형태학적 연구

  • Kim, Jin-sang (College of Rehabilitation Science, Taegu University) ;
  • Lee, Heungshik S. (College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University) ;
  • Lee, In-se (College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University) ;
  • Yi, Seong-joon (College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University)
  • 김진상 (대구대학교 재활과학대학) ;
  • 이흥식 (서울대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 이인세 (서울대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 이성준 (서울대학교 수의과대학)
  • Received : 1992.09.10
  • Published : 1992.12.30


The morphological findings of the parotid, mandibualr and sublingual salivary glands of the Korean native goat have been investigated by the histological and histochemical observation using the light microscope. Tissues were fixed with 10% neutral buffered formalin and Bouin's solution, and embedded in paraffin. The tissue sections were stained with hematoxylin and eosin, Heidenhain's azocarmine-aniline blue, alcian blue, toluidine blue, periodic acid Schiff, aldehyde fuchsin, alcian blue-periodic acid Schiff and aldehyde fuchsin-alcian blue. Some sections were stained with the alcian blue after each teatment of diastase digestion, methylation, methylation-saponification, and neuraminidase digestion. The results were as follows ; 1. The major salivary glands were compound. tubuloacinar glands, and the parenchyma was composed of acini, intercalated ducts, striated ducts and excretory ducts. 2. The acini were composed of serous cells in the parotid gland, and mucous cells, serous cells and seous demilunes in the mandibular gland. The acini of the sublingual glands were composed of mucous cells and serous demilunes. 3. In histochemistry, the serous cells of the parotid gland contained neutral mucin and enzyme-liable silaic acid. 4. The serous cells and demilunes of the mandibular gland contained neutral mucin and enzyme-liable sialic acid, and the mueous cells contained sulfated mucin, enzyme liable sialic acid and neutral mucin 5. In the sublingual gland, the mucous cells contained sulfated mucin, enzyme-resistant sialic acid and neutral mucin, and the serous demilunes contained neutral mucin and enzyme-resistant sialic acid.