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Complex carbohydrates occurring in the digestive apparatus of Umbrina cirrosa (L.) fry.
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PMID:  15222731     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The glycosoaminoglycans in the digestive apparatus of immature fish have important biological functions and are involved in morphofunctional differentiation. The aim of this study was to investigate the glycoconjugate histochemistry in the different parts of the digestive apparatus (oesophagus, stomach, intestine) of Umbrina cirrosa (L.) fry using classical histochemical reactions (periodic acid-Schiff, Alcian blue pH 2.5, Alcian blue/periodic acid-Schiff, high iron diamine, low iron diamine) in conjunction with glycolytic digestions that degrade different classes of glycosoaminoglycans. No differences were observed in the reactivity to conventional histochemical staining of the oesophagus, stomach or intestine among 27-, 34- or 44-day-old fry. In the oesophagus, the mucopolysaccharides contained chondroitin sulphates B and A and/or C, heparan sulphate and chondroitin. In the stomach, only neutral glycoconjugates were revealed, whereas in the intestine there were only chondroitin sulphates. Some differences in the type and content of glycoconjugates were found in Umbrina cirrosa (L.) fry compared to those of adult subjects, probably related to different dietary habits and to changes in the environmental conditions.
F Parillo; A M Gargiulo; O Fagioli
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary research communications     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0165-7380     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Res. Commun.     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-29     Completed Date:  2004-08-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8100520     Medline TA:  Vet Res Commun     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-78     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biopathological Veterinary Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Università degli Studi di Perugia, via San Costanzo 4, 1-06126 Perugia, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Digestive System / metabolism*,  ultrastructure
Esophagus / metabolism,  ultrastructure
Glycoconjugates / metabolism*
Histocytochemistry / veterinary
Intestines / metabolism,  ultrastructure
Perciformes / anatomy & histology,  metabolism*
Stomach / metabolism,  ultrastructure
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