Endocrine cells in the antro-pyloric mucosa of the stomach
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- Solcia, E., Vassallo, G. & Sampietro, R. Z.Zellforsch (1967) 81: 474. doi:10.1007/BF00541009
A type of endocrine-like cell displaying all morphological features of protein secreting cells, has been found in the antro-pyloric mucosa of the stomach of mammals. Light and electron microscopy observations provide a sharp distinction of this cell from the 5-hydroxytryptamine-storing enterochromaffin cell. Its possible involvement in the secretion of a protein or peptide hormone is discussed.