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Endocrine cells and nerve ganglia of the small intestine of the Opossum Didelphis aurita Wied-Neuwied, 1826 (Mammalia: Didelphidae).
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PMID:  22801379     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The nervous and endocrine systems jointly control intestinal movements, secretions of their glands and also participate of the processes of nutrient digestion and absorption. Therefore, the central objective of this study was to verify the existence of a possible relationship between the number of nervous cells and ganglia of the submucosal and myenteric plexuses and the number of endocrine cells in the small intestine of adult D. aurita. The utilized staining techniques were Grimelius, modified Masson-Fontana, direct immunoperoxidase and H-E. Argyrophillic, argentaffin and insulin immunoreactive endocrine cells do not numerically vary between the initial, mid and final regions of the duodenum, jejunum and ileum (P>0.05), except for argyrophillic cells in the jejunum (P>0.05). No numerical relationship has yet been verified between the number of nerve ganglia and endocrine cells, and also between nervous and endocrine cells. We recommended the use of new immunohistochemical techniques to confirm the numerical correlation between the nervous and endocrine systems in the small intestine. The morphology and distribution of endocrine cells and the nerve ganglia studied were similar to those encountered in eutherian mammals.
Gláucia M Freitas-Ribeiro; Cláudio C Fonseca; Sirlene S R Sartori; Alan Loures-Ribeiro; Clóvis A Neves
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1678-2690     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-7-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7503280     Medline TA:  An Acad Bras Cienc     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Departamento de Biologia Molecular, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, João Pessoa, PB, Brasil, 58051-900.
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