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Neuroendocrine cells are present in the domestic fowl ovary.
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PMID:  23083425     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Neuroendocrine cells are present in virtually all organs of the vertebrate body; however, it is yet uncertain whether they exist in the ovaries. Previous reports of ovarian neurons and neuron-like cells in mammals and birds might have resulted from misidentification. The aim of the present work was to determine the identity of neuron-like cells in immature ovaries of the domestic fowl. Cells immunoreactive to neurofilaments, synaptophysin, and chromogranin-A, with small, dense-core secretory granules, were consistently observed throughout the sub-cortical ovarian medulla and cortical interfollicular stroma. These cells also displayed immunoreactivity for tyrosine, tryptophan and dopamine β-hydroxylases, as well as to aromatic L-DOPA decarboxylase, implying their ability to synthesize both catecholamines and indolamines. Our results support the argument that the ovarian cells previously reported as neuron-like in birds, are neuroendocrine cells.
Pablo G Hofmann; Armida Báez Saldaña; Teresa Fortoul Van Der Goes; Margarita González Del Pliego; Gabriel Gutiérrez Ospina
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of anatomy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1469-7580     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Anat.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0137162     Medline TA:  J Anat     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors Journal of Anatomy © 2012 Anatomical Society.
Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico.
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