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Título: Immunocytochemical studies on prolactin cells in the adenohypophysis of the golden hamster
Fecha de publicación: 1987
Editorial: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Materias relacionadas: CDU::6 - Ciencias aplicadas::61 - Medicina::611 - Anatomía
Palabras clave: Immunocytochemistry
Prolactin cells
Resumen: Mammotrophs or prolactin (PRL) cells were identifed in the adenohypophysis of adult golden hamsters by immunocytochemical techniques with a polyclonal anti-PRL, that was proved to be specific to PRL by the dot immunoblotting test. Postembedding immunostaining was performed on Araldite thin sections by immunoperoxidase and immunogold methods. PRL cells were classified into three types according to the different size of the secretory granules. The Type A cells were usually small and angular or oval in shape, and had secretory granules ranging in diameter from 100-230 nm, and showed poorly developed organelles. The Type B and C cells were larger and round or ovoid in shape, contained larger granules, 230-280 nm and 280-570 nm, respectively, and displayed well developed organelles. Immunoreactive PRL cells in the male pituitaries were far less numerous than in the nonpregnant female glands, and were mostly of the Type A and B, whereas in the female the Type C and B cells predominated. In pregnant females, Type C cells became activated and increased in number, while the other two types decreased in proportion. In lactating females, Type A and B cells significantly increased in number at the expense of the Type C cells; meanwhile, the exocytosis of secretory granules was frequently found in all types of PRL cells. The present findings suggest that Type C and B PRL cells, especially the former, are potent in producing and releasing PRL and highly responsive to various physiological stimuli, while Type A cells are probably relatively inert in synthetic activity.
Autor/es principal/es: Seu-Mei Wang
Chia-Man Lue
Huai-San Lin
Publicado en: Histology and histopathology
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10201/17865
Tipo de documento: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Número páginas / Extensión: 9
Derechos: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Aparece en las colecciones:Vol. 2, nº 2 (1987)

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