Ontogeny of calcitonin immunoreactive cells in the thyroid glands of Korean native goat

한국재래산양 갑상샘에 있어서 Calcitonin면역 반응세포의 개체발생

  • Lee, Jae-hyun (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Ku, Sae-kwang (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Lee, Hyeung-sik (Dept. of Biology, College of Natural Science Kyungsan University)
  • 이재현 (경북대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 구세광 (경북대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 이형식 (경산대학교 자연과학대학 생물학과)
  • Received : 1996.03.08
  • Published : 1996.09.25

Abstract

The development of calcitonin, serotonin(5-HT) and bovine chromogranin (BCG)-immunoreactive cells was investigated in the thyroid glands of Korean native goat from fetus to adult, using an immunohistochemical method. Moderate number of calcitonin-immunoreactive cells were present in the thyroid glands from 1 month to 6 months after birth, whereas a few in the adult. They were not present in the thyroid glands of fetus and 1 day after birth. A number of 5-HT- and BCG-immunoreactive cells were present in the thyroid glands of Korean native goat from fetus to adult. They were increased in number with age. BCG-immunoreactive cells were weakly reacted in fetus and 1 day after birth, while these cell were strongly stained from 1 month to adult. These findings suggest that calcitonin-, 5-HT- and BCG-immunoreactive cells were present in the thyroid gland of Korean native goat.