Zeitschrift für Zellforschung und Mikroskopische Anatomie

, Volume 81, Issue 4, pp 474–486

Endocrine cells in the antro-pyloric mucosa of the stomach

  • E. Solcia
  • G. Vassallo
  • R. Sampietro
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00541009

Cite this article as:
Solcia, E., Vassallo, G. & Sampietro, R. Z.Zellforsch (1967) 81: 474. doi:10.1007/BF00541009

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.

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© Springer-Verlag 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Solcia
    • 1
  • G. Vassallo
    • 1
  • R. Sampietro
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pathological Anatomy of the University of PaviaItaly