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Article: Zinc-enriched endocrine cells in the rat pituitary - A combined autometallographic and immunohistochemical study

TitleZinc-enriched endocrine cells in the rat pituitary - A combined autometallographic and immunohistochemical study
Authors
KeywordsAutometallography
Endocrine cells
Immunohistochemistry
Pituitary
Rat
Silver enhancement
Zinc ions
Issue Date1997
PublisherNihon Soshiki Saibo Kagakukai. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/browse/ahc/_vols/-char/en
Citation
Acta Histochemica Et Cytochemica, 1997, v. 30 n. 5-6, p. 531-536 How to Cite?
AbstractZinc ions have been demonstrated in the anterior pituitary of rat by autometallography (AMG) which involves in vivo exposure to sodium selenite leading to creation of zinc selenide crystal lattices that are later silver enhanced by AMG in the sections. In this study, autometallography is combined with immunohistochemistry in order to present the coexistence of zinc ions and hormones in endocrine cells of the rat pituitary. The results showed that the majority of zinc-enriched (ZEN) cells are somatotrophs. All the somatotrophs observed were loaded with AMG grains. Zinc ions were also found to be present in gonadotrophs, corticotrophs and thyrotrophs. A low density of AMG silver grains was found in about 60% of gonadotrophs, 8% of corticotrophs and less than 10% of thyrotrophs. Lactotrophs did not appear to contain zinc ions. The present observations may provide a clue to the physiological function of zinc ions in the rat pituitary.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/67943
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.912
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.589
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dc.contributor.authorCheung, Aen_HK
dc.contributor.authorDanscher, Gen_HK
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dc.date.issued1997en_HK
dc.identifier.citationActa Histochemica Et Cytochemica, 1997, v. 30 n. 5-6, p. 531-536en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0044-5991en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/67943-
dc.description.abstractZinc ions have been demonstrated in the anterior pituitary of rat by autometallography (AMG) which involves in vivo exposure to sodium selenite leading to creation of zinc selenide crystal lattices that are later silver enhanced by AMG in the sections. In this study, autometallography is combined with immunohistochemistry in order to present the coexistence of zinc ions and hormones in endocrine cells of the rat pituitary. The results showed that the majority of zinc-enriched (ZEN) cells are somatotrophs. All the somatotrophs observed were loaded with AMG grains. Zinc ions were also found to be present in gonadotrophs, corticotrophs and thyrotrophs. A low density of AMG silver grains was found in about 60% of gonadotrophs, 8% of corticotrophs and less than 10% of thyrotrophs. Lactotrophs did not appear to contain zinc ions. The present observations may provide a clue to the physiological function of zinc ions in the rat pituitary.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherNihon Soshiki Saibo Kagakukai. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/browse/ahc/_vols/-char/enen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofActa Histochemica et Cytochemicaen_HK
dc.subjectAutometallographyen_HK
dc.subjectEndocrine cellsen_HK
dc.subjectImmunohistochemistryen_HK
dc.subjectPituitaryen_HK
dc.subjectRaten_HK
dc.subjectSilver enhancementen_HK
dc.subjectZinc ionsen_HK
dc.titleZinc-enriched endocrine cells in the rat pituitary - A combined autometallographic and immunohistochemical studyen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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