PMID: 43723Jan 1, 1979

The endocrine cells of the rectum of adult ox

Basic and Applied Histochemistry
M RizzottiL Castaldo


In order to identify the endocrine cell types in various parts of the Ruminant gut, we have applied ultrastructural, both morphological and cytochemical, techniques, in parallel to the histochemical ones, to study the rectal mucosa of the adult Ox. In these studies we show that: "EC" cells, of the intestinal type, contain predominantly pleiomorphic granules, which are very electron dense and heavily reactive to "Masson" and "Grimelius" methods; "L" cells are recognizable by their numerous granules, which are fairly homogeneous in shape and osmiophilia. They do not react with "Masson" and are weak or negative to Grimelius's reaction. These granules occur near to others that are less dense, unreactive to "Masson", and that contain an argyrophilic matrix, with an eccentric electron dense core, which does not react with silver; "F-like" cells contain granules which are variable in shape, size and osmiophilia. They are unreactive to "Masson" and weak or unreactive to Grimelius silver; "H" cells contain few, small and uniformly osmiophilic granules. These are unreactive to "Masson" and uniformly reactive to "Grimelius". Our data suggest that the morphology, frequency and distribution of the cell types we have identified in the mucosa...Continue Reading

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