- Volume 23 Issue 4
In general, the major causative factor of halitosis is thought to be a sulfated compounds. Clusterin, a sulfated glycoprotein-2(SGP-2), is frequently found in diabetic conditions and cold stress conditions. The same result is werum glucose level to diabeteic and cold stress conditions that founded Clusterin. Therefore, this study was performed to examine Clusterin in the slivary glands under stress conditions before insulin injection I.M. Fourty rats were diveded into 3 groups ; 1) 10 rats of gorup I were selected as a control 2) 15 rats beloning to group II were bathed in cold water for 30 seconds twice a day 3) 15 rats in group III received cold stress and injected I.M. with insulin. The rats were sacrifeced at day 0, 3, 5, 7 and 10 of the experiment and the submandibular glands and parotid galnds were removed. RNAs were purified from the salivary of the salivary glands were subjected to Hematoxillin-Eosin stainings and examined under the light microscope. The obtained results were as follows : 1. With immunohistochemistric method, in normal control goup, Clusterin was moderately stained in the intercalated ductal cell of the submandibualr glands, mild stained in the striated ductal cell of the submandibular glands, heavily stained on the cytoplasm of the intercalated ductal cell in the mucous submandibular glands nad slightrly stained in the intercalated ductal cell of the paroted gland, expressed negativity in the acina cell. 2. With immunohistochemistric method, Clusterin slightly increased in the acina cell of the submandibular glands under stress condition at 3 days after experement, moderately stained at 5 days after experiment so revealed positive response. And hearily in the intercalated ductal cell and mildly lin the acina celluar eytoplasm of the parotid glands under stress condition at 3 days experiment. 3. With immunohistochemistric method, no remarkable differences are found between the normal control group and stress conditioned group that insulin administration was performed before. 4. In the stressor-giving group, Clusterin mRNA was porminently expressed in submandibular gland after 5 days after experiment, in parotid gland after 3 days after experiment, performed in immunoelectrophoresis method. 5. In the insulin-injected nad stressor-giving group, Clusterin mRNA was not observed in all experimental submandibular and parotid gland, performed in immunoelectrophoresis method.