Immunohistochemical study of the somatostatin-immunoreactive cells in the gastrointestinal tract of the native korean goat during postnatal periods

생후 발생단계에 따른 한국재래산양 위장관에 있어서 somatostatin 면역반응세포에 대한 면역조직화학적 연구

  • Lee, Hyeung-sik (Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Science, Kyungsan University) ;
  • Lee, Mal-soon (Department of Health Service Management, Faculty of Health Science, Kyungsan University)
  • 이형식 (경산대학교 자연과학부 생물학전공) ;
  • 이말순 (경산대학교 보건학부 보건관리학전공)
  • Accepted : 2000.04.28
  • Published : 2000.06.25


The regional distribution and relative frequency of somatostatin-immunoreactive cells in the gastrointestinal tract were studied during the postnatal development(1 day old, 1 month old, 6-month-old and adult) of the Korean native goat by immunohistochemical methods. Somatostatin-immunoreactive cells were found in the entire gastrointestinal tract and were most predominant in the fundic gland region except for the pyloric gland region of the 1 day old. The number of these cells was observed to decrease along the gastrointestinal tract and to decrease according to the increase with age in all postnatal stages. In this study, immunoreactive cells revealed the differences of regional distribution and the relative frequency in the gastrointestinal tract during postnatal development. These results suggest that although the functional significance of fetal endocrine cells remains unknown, this was caused by changing of feeding habits and physiological conditions during different ages.