An histological and immunohistochemical study of endocrine cells in the gastrointestinal tract of the Amur lizard (Takydromus amurensis)

아무르장지뱀의 위장관 내분비세포에 관한 조직화학적 및 면역조직화학적 연구

  • Lee, Hyeung-sik (Department of Biology, Kyungsan University) ;
  • Lee, Mal-soon (Department of Health Science, Kyungsan University) ;
  • Lee, Jae-hyun (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University)
  • Received : 1994.12.06
  • Published : 1995.01.31


The distribution and the frequency of endocrine cells in the GIT of the Amur lizard(Takydromus amurensis) were investigated using silver techniques and immunohistochemical method. Only argyrophil cells stained by the Grimelius technique were found numerous in the pyloric glands and moderate in the duodenum. Two types of immunoreactive endocrine cells were identified by immunohistochemical method. Bovine CG-immunoreactive cells were demonstrated the entire GIT. BPP-immunoreactive cells were restricted in the duodenum and the ileum. The results showed that: the number of argyrophil cells was lower than the number of cells stained with bovine CG antiserum. Therefore, bovine CG-immunostaining and the Grimelius silver technique did not correspond with various endocrine cells in the Amur lizard.