Endocrine cells in the antro-pyloric mucosa of the stomach

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


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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Authors and Affiliations

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

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