An immunohistochemical study on the endocrine pancreas of the bean goose, Anser fabalis, Latham

기러기 췌장 내분비세포에 대한 면역조직화학적 연구

  • Lee, Jae-hyun (Department of Histology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Ku, Sae-kwang (Department of Histology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Lee, Hyeung-sik (Faculty of Basic Science, College of Natural Science, Kyungsan University)
  • 이재현 (경북대학교 수의과대학 조직학교실) ;
  • 구세광 (경북대학교 수의과대학 조직학교실) ;
  • 이형식 (경산대학교 자연과학대학 기초과학부)
  • Received : 1999.03.16
  • Published : 1999.06.22

Abstract

The regional distribution and relative frequency of the endocrine cells in the pancreas of the bean goose were investigated by immunohistochemical methods using 6 types of the specific antisera. Spindle shaped serotonin-immunoreactive cells were detected in the exocrine portions. Spherical or spindle shaped glucagon-immunoreactive cells were observed in the exocrine and dark and mammalian type islets. In the dark type islets, numerous cells were dispersed throughout whole islets but they were located in the peripheral regions of the mammalian type islets. No glucagon-immunoreactive cells were detected in light type islets. Round or spherical shaped insulin-immunoreactive cells were observed in the exocrine and dark, light and mammalian type islets. They were observed in the exocrine regions with a few numbers. Extremely rare cells were detected in central portion of the dark type islets but moderate to numerous cells were found in the central regions of the mammalian and light type islets, respectively. Spherical or spindle shaped somatostatin-immunoreactive cells were observed in the exocrine and dark, light and mammalian type islets. A few single cells were detected in the exocrine portions. In the dark type islets, numerous cells were dispersed throughout whole islets but a few to moderate numbers of cells were located in the peripheral regions of the light and mammalian type islets. Moderate numbers of the bovine pancreatic polypeptide-immunoreactive cells were found in the exocrine portions with round, spherical or spindle shape. But no bovine Sp-1/chromogranin-immunoreactive cells were observed in this study.