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Glycoconjugates in the secretory epithelium of the chicken mandibular gland

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In the secretory epithelium of the chicken mandibular gland, glycoconjugates have been studied by means of histochemical methods of light and electron microscopy. In light microscopy, a series of histochemical procedures have been employed which included lectin—peroxidase—diaminobenzidine methods and a digestion technique with neuraminidase orα-amylase. In electron microscopy, a battery of methods were used that corresponded to those employed in light microscopy. In the secretory cells of the chicken mandibular gland, vicinal diol- and sulphate-containing glycoconjugates with sialic acid,α-d-mannose,α-d-glucose andβ-d-galactose residues were visualized and the possible histophysiological significances of such glycoconjugates were discussed with special reference to the functions of the salivary gland.

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Suprasert, A., Fujioka, T. & Yamada, K. Glycoconjugates in the secretory epithelium of the chicken mandibular gland. Histochem J 18, 115–121 (1986). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01675365

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Keywords

  • Electron Microscopy
  • Light Microscopy
  • Salivary Gland
  • Diol
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