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Ghrelin immunoexpression in the human hypophysis.
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PMID:  22157058     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The aim of this study was to immunohistochemically localize ghrelin in autopsy-obtained, nontumoral human pituitaries. Double immunostaining was also undertaken to determine the pituitary cell type expressing both adenohypophysial hormones and ghrelin. Results showed that ghrelin is present in the adenohypophysis, its immunoexpression being cytoplasmic, weak-to-moderate, and localized to a subset of cells. Double immunostaining showed that ghrelin is present in 51% to 90% of growth hormone-producing, luteinizing-producing, and α-subunit-producing cells. Ghrelin immunoexpression was less frequently observed in other adenohypophysial cell types, being seen in 30% of adrenocorticotropin and follicle-stimulating hormones, 15% of thyrotropin, and 10% of prolactin-immunoreactive cells. Ghrelin immunopositivity was also seen in nerve fibers and Herring bodies of the neurohypophysis and pituitary stalk. More work is needed to elucidate the role of ghrelin in adenohypophysial and neurohypophysial endocrine activity. It may well be that ghrelin exerts an autocrine/paracrine effect and can modulate hormone synthesis and release.
Fabio Rotondo; Angelo Rotondo; Bernd W Scheithauer; Michael Cusimano; Eleanor Latta; Luis V Syro; Kalman Kovacs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied immunohistochemistry & molecular morphology : AIMM / official publication of the Society for Applied Immunohistochemistry     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1533-4058     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl. Immunohistochem. Mol. Morphol.     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888796     Medline TA:  Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
*Division of Pathology, Department of Laboratory Medicine ‡Department of Neurosurgery, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada †Department of Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN §Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Pablo Tobon Uribe and Clinica Medellin, Medellin, Colombia.
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