OJGas  Vol.4 No.7 , July 2014
Ultrastructural Identification of the Basal-Granulated Cells in the Duodenum of Albino Rat
ABSTRACT
The fine structure of the crypt epithelium of the duodenal mucosa in albino rats was studied to represent the types and distribution of the basal-granulated or endocrine cells. Twenty male animals were used. Perfusion-fixation was made and samples of duodenal mucosa were taken and processed to prepare epon-embedded specimens for examination by a transmission electron microscope. Cells containing membrane-bound granules were seen in the crypt epithelium. They were identified to be basal-granulated cells. Six different types of such cells were demonstrated. All of the cells were of the closed type. The possible functional significance of these closed cell types was discussed. Correlation among the distributions of such cells in the intestine of albino rat might enable the physiologists, internists and other research workers to study several biologically active peptides with well-established functions other than those which have long been investigated.

Cite this paper
Ali, A. (2014) Ultrastructural Identification of the Basal-Granulated Cells in the Duodenum of Albino Rat. Open Journal of Gastroenterology, 4, 279-287. doi: 10.4236/ojgas.2014.47041.
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