Development of the body of axis and 1st cervical intervertebral disc in the korean native cattle fetus

한우태자의 축추골 몸통과 첫째 척추사이 원반의 발달

  • Lee, Hye-ran (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Ahn, Dong-choon (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Kim, In-shik (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Yang, Hong-hyun (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Paik, Young-ki (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonbuk National University)
  • 이혜란 (전북대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 안동춘 (전북대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 김인식 (전북대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 양홍현 (전북대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 백영기 (전북대학교 수의과대학)
  • Received : 1996.07.30
  • Published : 1997.03.25

Abstract

The histological and histochemical study of the body of axis and 1st intervertebral disc in the Korean native cattle fetus was attempted to early developmental process. The experimental animals used in this study were collected from fetus of the Korean native cattle ranging from 50mm to 180mm in Crown-Rump length(CR-length). The results were summerized as follows: 1. The ossification centers appeared centrum 1 and centrum 2 of the axis in 110mm CR-length fetus of the Korean native cattle. The centrum 2 was formed little earlier than the centrum 1. 2. The histochemical reactions for collagenous fibers in the axis revealed negative in 50mm CR-length, mild positive in 90mm CR-length, and strong positive in 110mm CR-length, respectively. 3. Dense collagenous fibers were observed in the notochord through the centrum 2, and intervertebral disc developed into cuneiform dorsoventrally, It's contour looks like an annual ring. These fiber bundle arranged lamellar formation. 4. The intervertabral disc of 50mm CR-length fetus was composed mainly mesenchymal cells, and these cell showed aggregation in the central portion. The intervertebral disc of 110mm CR-length fetus was consisted of pricipally fibroblast, and notochordal sheath formed with two layers in the center.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 전북대학교 부설 생체안전성연구소 (CNU-BSRI)