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Title: Field emission SEM, conventional TEM and HVTEM study of submandibular gland in prenatal and postnatal aging mouse
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Related subjects: CDU::6 - Ciencias aplicadas::61 - Medicina
Keywords: Submandibular gland
Aging mouse
Abstract: The development of acinar and ductal cells of the mouse submandibular gland was studied using field emission SEM, conventional TEM and HVTEM methods. The specimens, at 15 and 18 days of gestation and 1, 3, 7, 14, 21, 30, 90 and 180 postnatal days were fixed in 2.5% glutaraldehyde solution in 0.1M sodium phosphate buffer (pH 7.3). At 15 and 18 days of gestation, the structure of mouse submandibular gland contains acinar and ductal cells in proliferation. The cytoplasmic organelles such as mitochondria, granular endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatuses are scattered in the cytoplasm. At 18 prenatal days only severa1 acinar cells present immature secretory granules in the apical portion. In this stage the acinar and ductal cells are enveloped by bundles of fine collagen fibrils disposed in severa1 directions. There are also numerous capillaries located closely to the acinar cell membranes. In the aging stages of 1, 3, 7, 14, 21, and 30 postnatal days, the histo-differentiation of acinar, intercalated and ductal cell components are observed. At newborn day one the cytoplasmic organelles start to place themselves around the nucleus. Severa1 immature secretory granules are observed at day one, however, they increase in the aging days. At postnatal day 30, the cytoplasms of acinar and ductal cells are filled with a large number of secretory granules of different sizes. The stacks of granular endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus and some vesicles and free ribossomes are noted. The intercellular membranes are attached by desmosomes and cytoplasmic interdigitations. The luminal surface shows severa1 small projections of microvilli. An electron-dense line of basement membranes followed by fine collagen fibrils are recognized. Delicate capillaries are found in the outer surface of acinar cells. At postnatal day 90 and 180 the acinar, intercalated and striated ductal cells reveal numerous secretory granules Offprint requests to: Prof. Dr. l. Watanabe, Department of Anatomy, lnstitute of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Cep 05508- 900 Cidade Universitária, Sao Paulo, Brazil in the apical portion. The acinar cells showed basa1 nuclei and the parallel arrangement of granular endoplasmic reticulum. The mitochondria are located at the base of ductal cells showing a typical pattern of cristae. In these stages the intercellular digitations of cytoplasmic protrusions and desmosomes are also noted. The cytoplasm of myoepithelial cells are seen along the cell membranes. The spongy-like stmctures constituting the basement membrane are followed by bundles of fine collagen fibers.
Primary author: Watanabe, I.
Jin, C.
Nagata, T.
Published in: Histology and histopathology
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 11
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Appears in Collections:Vol.12, nº 2 (1997)

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