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Title: Histochemical localization of glycosaminoglycans in the omasal papillae of sheep
Issue Date: 1993
Publisher: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Related subjects: CDU::6 - Ciencias aplicadas::63 - Agricultura. Silvicultura. Zootecnia. Caza. Pesca::636 - Veterinaria. Explotación y cría de animales. Cría del ganado y de animales domésticos
Keywords: Sheep
Glycosaminoglycans
Abstract: Histochemical localization of the glycosaminoglycans in the omasal laminae were examined at light and electron microscopic levels. The core region of the omasal papillae was stained strongly with alcian blue at pH 2.5 and 1.0. The staining was degraded moderately and completely when tissue sections were pretreated with mild and active methylation, respectively. Alcianophilia was moderately decreased with saponification. Furthermore, enzymatic digestion procedures showed that these alcianophilic substances contained a large amount of hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulphate. Ultrastructurally, a spider weblike structure was widely distributed among the spindleshaped fibroblast-like cells and fibrous networks of collagen and elastin. These results suggest that the core region of the omasal papillae not only acts as a physical buffer resisting the local pressure from the lumen, but may also influence material transport through the omasal mucosa.
Primary author: Yamamoto, Y.
Kitamura, N.
Yamada, J.
Yamashita, T.
Published in: Histology and histopathology
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10201/18397
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 6
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Appears in Collections:Vol. 8, nº 2 (1993)

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