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Título: Age- and sex-associated changes in prosaposin and its receptors in the lacrimal glands of rats.
Fecha de publicación: 2020
Editorial: Universidad de Murcia, Departamento de Biologia Celular e Histiologia
Cita bibliográfica: Histology and Histopathology Vol. 35, nº 1 (2020)
ISSN: 0213-3911
Materias relacionadas: CDU::6 - Ciencias aplicadas::61 - Medicina::616 - Patología. Medicina clínica. Oncología
Palabras clave: Prosaposin
Lacrimal glands
Resumen: Prosaposin, a saposin precursor, is a potent neurotrophic factor found in several tissues and various biological fluids. Saposin-deficient patients have different ophthalmic disorders, indicating a relationship between ocular health and prosaposin. However, there is little information about prosaposin on the ocular surface. Because ocular functions are diverse and depend on age and sex, we examined whether prosaposin and its receptors, G protein-coupled receptor 37 (GPR37) and GPR37L1, are expressed in the major ocular glands, the extra orbital lacrimal gland (ELG), and harderian gland (HG) of rats and whether sex and aging affect their expression. Immunohistochemical analyses revealed that prosaposin and its receptors were expressed in the ELGs and HGs of rats, although their expression varied based on the type of gland, age, and sex. Prosaposin, GPR37, and GPR37L1 were expressed in the basolateral membranes and cytoplasm of acinar cells of the ELGs, and their immunoreactivities were higher in female rats of menopausal age than age-matched male rats. However, such age- and sex-related differences in the immunoreactivities of prosaposin, GPR37, and GPR37L1 were not observed in the HGs. Triple immunofluorescence labelling revealed that prosaposin, GPR37, and GPR37L1 were co-localised in the acinar and ductal cells in the ELGs, although the degrees of colocalization varied according to the age and sex of the rats. Together, the present results showed that prosaposin and its receptors were expressed in the major ocular glands of rats, and their immunoreactivities to the ELGs differed considerably with age and sex.
Autor/es principal/es: Islam, Farzana
Khan, Md. Sakirul Islam
Nabeka, Hiroaki
Shimokawa, Tetsuya
Yamamiya, Kimiko
Matsuda, Seiji
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10201/125025
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14670/HH-18-137
Tipo de documento: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Número páginas / Extensión: 13
Derechos: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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