, Volume 34, Issue 5, pp 653–655 | Cite as

Involutive morphological modifications in the rat adrenal glomerular zone after a low-sodium diet

  • G. Palacios


We have studied glomerular zone involution in the rat's adrenal gland after a period of hyperfunction brought about by a low-sodium diet. The changes observed in this zone affect those organoids that are more directly involved in steroid genesis; mitochondria, smooth endoplasmic reticulum and liposomes. The Golgi complexes appear very developed, often, showing, a positive acid phosphatase activity. Lysosomes suffered a considerable increase in their number, and carried out their digestive function on liposomes. All those changes discussed here are seen as an accomodation of this zone to the new normofunctional situation.


Steroid Endoplasmic Reticulum Adrenal Gland Phosphatase Activity Acid Phosphatase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Palacios
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  1. 1.Institute of Foundamental BiologyAutonomous University of BarcelonaBarcelona-13(Spain)

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