Postosmication of submucosal gland cells in the fowl proventriculus

  • Peter G. Toner


The technique of postosmication has been applied to resting and histamine-stimulated cells in the submucosal glands of the fowl proventriculus. In resting cells, the smooth endoplasmic reticulum, the mitochondria, and occasional vacuole-containing bodies become impregnated, but the Golgi apparatus, or ‘Dalton complex’ remains unaffected. In stimulated cells, the degree of impregnation of the smooth endoplasmic reticulum and vacuole-containing bodies is increased, and more mitochondria become heavily impregnated, but the Golgi apparatus remains unaffected. The significance of these observations is discussed.


Endoplasmic Reticulum Golgi Apparatus Gland Cell Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum Submucosal Gland 
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  • Peter G. Toner
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  1. 1.Department of AnatomyUniversity of GlasgowGreat Britain

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