The existence of Na+/K+-ATPase-immunoreactive cells in the pharyngeal villiform-papilla epithelium of the soft-shelled turtle, Trionyx sinensis japonicus

Citation
S. Yoshie et al., The existence of Na+/K+-ATPase-immunoreactive cells in the pharyngeal villiform-papilla epithelium of the soft-shelled turtle, Trionyx sinensis japonicus, ARCH HIST C, 63(3), 2000, pp. 285-290
Citations number
25
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Medical Research Diagnosis & Treatment
Journal title
ARCHIVES OF HISTOLOGY AND CYTOLOGY
ISSN journal
0914-9465 → ACNP
Volume
63
Issue
3
Year of publication
2000
Pages
285 - 290
Database
ISI
SICI code
0914-9465(200007)63:3<285:TEONCI>2.0.ZU;2-X
Abstract
The pharyngeal villiform processes of the hibernating soft-shelled turtle, Trionyx sinensis japonicus, were studied by immunohistochemistry for Na+/K-ATPase in combination with a mitochondrion staining, Mitochondria-rich cel ls were recognized in the epithelium constituting the distal part of most p rocesses, and exclusively showed the Na+/K+-ATrase immunoreactivity. These cells tended to attract each other to form clusters. When considering the p hysiological and histological data previously obtained in corresponding cel ls in the fish gill epithelium, the mitochondria-rich cells in the hibernat ing turtle were suggested to be involved in the electrolyte (Naf) uptake fr om the aquatic habitat.