Influence of starving on the rat gastric mucosa -- light and electron microscopical findings

Experimentelle Pathologie
M ZaviacicJ Jakubovský


The histology and ultrastructure of the rat gastric mucosa were investigated during 168 hours of starvation. An increased desquamation of individual foveolar cells was found. In the preserved cells of the foveolae, the content of the PAS positive mucosubstances did not change during starvation, and no changes took place in the appearance and in the amount of the mucous granules at the electron microscopic investigation. The number of lipid droplets increased in the mucous foveolar cells within 24 and 48 hours. During starvation the mitochondria (mainly in the parietal cells) were enlarged and contained rare mitochondrial cristae. Some mitochondria were distintegrated and removed by lysosomes. The number of lysosomes (mainly cytosergresomes) was markedly increased n parietal cells. A collapse of the intracellular canaliculi occurred as well as a narrowing in the tubulovesicular profiles. In chief cells the profiles of the granular endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus were reduced. It was shown that the ultrastructural changes induced by starvation can be interpreted functionally in changed histochemical parameters of the gastric mucosa.


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