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Title: Histochemical analysis of carbohydrate moieties and sugar-specific acceptors in the kidneys of the laboratory mouse and the golden spiny mouse (Acomys russatus)
Issue Date: 1993
Publisher: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Related subjects: CDU::5 - Ciencias puras y naturales::57 - Biología
Keywords: Rodent kidney
Lectins
Abstract: The aims of this work were to histochemically compare the pattern of lectin binding and endolectin expression in different portions of nephrons of two rodent species producing either normal hyperosmotic urine (the laboratory mouse) or highly concentrated urine (Acomys russatus, the golden spiny mouse). A panel of biotinylated lectins and neoglycoproteins and the avidin-biotin-peroxidase complex technique were used on Bouin's fixed, paraffinembedded sections. Various segments of the uriniferous tubule in both species showed differential affinity for labelled lectins and neoglycoproteins. Significant differences were also evident between comparable tubular segments in laboratory and golden spiny mouse kidneys. Whether the histochemical expression of sugar moieties of glycoconjugates as well as endolectins, thus both sides of presumed protein-carbohydrate interactions, may be correlated to the various glycoproteins which would include constituents of the glycocalyx and domains of a variety of transport enzymes deserves further studies.
Primary author: Coppee, I.
Gabius, H.J.
Danguy, A.
Published in: Histology and histopathology
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10201/18438
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 11
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Appears in Collections:Vol. 8, nº 4 (1993)



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