THE MORPHOLOGY AND DISTRIBUTION OF SOMATOSTATIN IMMUNOREACTIVE CELLS IN GASTROENTEROPANCREATIC(GEP) SYSTEM OF WATER BUFFALO
Li Keping;Wang Shiping, (Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China)
Somatostatin immunorective cells (SIC) distributed throughout thegastrointestinal tract. Most of them presented in gastric glands and intestinal glandsof duodehum. Small amount of SIC located in gastric and duodenal epithelia as well asduodenal (Brunner's) glands. Only very a few SIC were found in the glands ofintestinal tract following duodenum. In pancreas, most of SIC were gathered in theislet and a few in the epithelium and mucous glands of pancreatic ducts. According tothe morphology, the SIC of gastroenteropancreatic system can be divided into threegroups: (1) tapered cells, which mostly distributed in glandular epithelium;(2) longitypical cells, which located in mucous epithelium; (3) irrgular shapedcells occurred in the islet. The SIC reacted with neither Grimelius technique normodified Masson' s method.