Immunohistochemical study on the Bovine chromogranin, Serotonin and Bovine pancreatic polypeptide immunoreactive cells in the pancreas of the duck(Anas platyrhynchos platyrhyncos, Linne)

청둥오리 췌장에서 bovine chromogranin, serotonin 및 bovine pancreatic polypeptide 면역반응세포의 분포에 관한 연구

  • Lee, Jae-hyun (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Ku, Sae-kwang (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Lee, Hyeung-sik (Department of Biology, College of Natural Science, Kyungsan University)
  • 이재현 (경북대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 구세광 (경북대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 이형식 (경산대학교 자연과학대학 생물학과)
  • Received : 1998.02.14
  • Published : 1998.06.25


The distributions and relative frequencies of bovine chromogranin(BCG)-, serotonin-, and bovine pancreatic polypeptide(BPP)-immunoreactive cells in the pancreas of the duck(Anas plaryrhynchos plaryrhyncos, Linne) were studied immunohistochemically on 23 days of incubation, at hatching, 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 5 weeks, 6 weeks, 7 weeks, 9 weeks, 10 weeks, and 32 weeks after hatching. In the exocrine portions, the relative frequencies of BCG- and serotonin-immunoreactive cells tend to decrease according to ages. BPP-immunoreactive cells first appeared 1 week after hatching, and thereafter decreased. These cells were mainly observed in the exocrine pancreas and marginal region of the pancreatic islets. In the endocrine portions, BCG-, serotonin- and BPP-immunoreacteve cells disappeared 2 weeks, 9 weeks and 5 weeks after hatching, respectively.