An immunohistochemical study of the gut hormones in Hynobius leechii

도롱뇽의 위장관 내분비세포에 관한 면역조직화학적 연구

  • Lee, Hyeung-sik (Department of Biology, Kyungsan University) ;
  • Lee, Jae-hyun (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University)
  • Received : 1994.11.07
  • Published : 1995.01.31


Using immunohistochemical technique, three endocrine cell types were observed in the GIT of the Korean salamander, Hynobius leechii. BPP-immunoreactive cells were distributed from the pyloric region to the small intestine. A moderated number of somatostatin-immunoreactive cells were restricted to the pyloric region. 5-HT-immunoreactive cells were demonstrated throughout the GIT, reaching a peak in the pyloric region. The presence of BPP- and 5-HT-immunoreactive cells are identified for the first time in Hynobius leechii.