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Changes in cell type composition and enzymatic activities in the hepatopancreas of Marsupenaeus japonicus during the moulting cycle.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12736751     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The goal of the present study was to evaluate the changes in the cell type composition and ATPase activities (total ATPase, ouabain-sensitive Na+/K(+)-ATPase, furosemide-sensitive Na(+)-ATPase) that occur during the different stages of the moulting cycle in the hepatopancreas of the Marsupenaeus japonicus. The results clearly suggest that the number of resorptive and fibrillar cell types changes significantly during the different stages. An inverse correlation between resorptive and fibrillar cells is observed during moulting (both in normally fed and fasted animals). Fasting, but not the moulting cycle, affects the number of blister-like cells. In the resorptive cells the enzymatic activities (total ATPases and ouabain-sensitive Na+/K(+)-ATPase) also change during the moulting in a cyclical manner. All these results are in agreement with and confirm the different functions carried out by the two cell types within the hepatopancreas.
L Zilli; R Schiavone; G Scordella; V Zonno; T Verri; C Storelli; S Vilella
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2003-05-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of comparative physiology. B, Biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology     Volume:  173     ISSN:  0174-1578     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Comp. Physiol. B, Biochem. Syst. Environ. Physiol.     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-23     Completed Date:  2004-03-29     Revised Date:  2009-06-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8413200     Medline TA:  J Comp Physiol B     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of General and Comparative Physiology, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Lecce, Via Provinciale Lecce-Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Adenosine Triphosphatases / metabolism
Cell Count
Decapoda (Crustacea) / physiology*
Fasting / physiology
Hepatopancreas / cytology*,  enzymology*
Islets of Langerhans / cytology
Molting / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
EC 3.6.1.-/Adenosine Triphosphatases

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