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Zeitschrift für Zellforschung und Mikroskopische Anatomie

, Volume 81, Issue 4, pp 474-486

Endocrine cells in the antro-pyloric mucosa of the stomach

  • E. SolciaAffiliated withDepartment of Pathological Anatomy of the University of Pavia
  • , G. VassalloAffiliated withDepartment of Pathological Anatomy of the University of Pavia
  • , R. SampietroAffiliated withDepartment of Pathological Anatomy of the University of Pavia

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Summary

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.