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Anatomia, histologia, embryologia

Immunohistochemical colocalization of serotonin, substance P and Met-enkephalin-Arg6-Gly7-Leu8 in the endocrine cells of the ruminant duodenum.


PMID 9505449

Abstract

The duodenum of various ruminants was examined by immunohistochemical staining for serotonin, substance P and Metenkephalin-Arg6-Gly7-Leu8 (MENK8). Serotonin- and substance P-immunoreactive endocrine cells were detected in samples from cow, calf, sheep, goat, and barbary sheep, MENK8-immunoreactive endocrine cells were detected exclusively in samples from cow and calf. Substance P and MENK8 immunoreactivity was found in serotonin-immunoreactive endocrine cells of cattle. Substance P- and MENK8-immunoreactive nervous elements were detected in all ruminants examined. The present results suggest that the expression and/or the mechanism that controls the expression of each peptide might differ between endocrine cells and nerve cells and might also depend on animal species.