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Histochemical localization of complex carbohydrates in the nasolabial glands of the Japanese deer (Cervus nippon yakushimae).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15893809     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The localization of complex glycoconjugates in the nasolabial glands of the Japanese deer (C. nippon yakushimae) was studied using various histochemical methods, including lectin histochemistry, viewed using both light and electron microscopy. The secretory epithelium and luminal secretion of the deer nasolabial glands exhibited neutral and acidic glycoconjugates with different saccharide residues (alpha-D-mannose, alpha-N-acetyl-D-galactosamine, beta-D-galactose, beta-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine and sialic acid). Additionally, O-acetylated sialic acids were detectable in the glandular acini. The results obtained are discussed with regard to the specific functions of the glandular secretion, which may particularly improve water retention on the skin surface and protect against physical damage as well as microbial contamination. Furthermore, our results support the view of a salivary nature of this gland type.
Authors:
Tadashi Yasui; Azuma Tsukise; Kousuke Fukui; Yasushi Kuwahara; Wilfried Meyer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta histochemica     Volume:  107     ISSN:  0065-1281     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Histochem.     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-12     Completed Date:  2005-11-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370320     Medline TA:  Acta Histochem     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-98     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Veterinary Anatomy, College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University, 1866 Kameino, Fujisawa, Kanagawa 252-8510, Japan. tsukise@brs.nihon-u.ac.jp
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Biological Markers / analysis
Cytoplasmic Structures / ultrastructure
Deer*
Eccrine Glands / chemistry*,  cytology
Glycoconjugates / analysis*,  chemistry
Immunoenzyme Techniques / methods*
Lectins
Lip*
Male
Microscopy, Electron, Transmission
Nose*
Salivary Glands / chemistry*,  cytology
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 0/Glycoconjugates; 0/Lectins

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