Ultrastructure of the Extraparietal Glands of the Digestive Tract

  • Alessandro Riva
  • Pietro M. Motta
  • Francesca Testa Riva

Part of the Electron Microscopy in Biology and Medicine book series (EMBM, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Guido Fumagalli, Masaki Shimono
    Pages 19-29
  3. Bernard Tandler, Carleton J. Phillips, Toshikazu Nagato, Kuniaki Toyoshima
    Pages 31-52
  4. Alessandro Riva, Maria S. Lantini, Francesca Testa Riva
    Pages 53-74
  5. Irving Dardick, A. W. Peter Van Nostrand
    Pages 75-98
  6. Yasuo Uchiyama, Masahiko Watanabe
    Pages 99-113
  7. Guido Adler, Horst F. Kern
    Pages 115-146
  8. Tomonori Naguro, Akihiro Iino
    Pages 147-175
  9. Maria Rosaria Torrisi, Patrizia Mancini, Pedro Pinto Da Silva
    Pages 177-183
  10. Guido Macchiarelli, Sayoko Makabe, Pietro M. Motta
    Pages 185-211
  11. Fiorenza Bonvicini, Renzo Laschi
    Pages 213-229
  12. Liliana Luciano, Enrico Reale
    Pages 231-248
  13. Osamu Ohtani, Takehito Taguchi, Takuro Murakami
    Pages 249-274
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 275-278

About this book


This volume, the sixth of the series, represents the natural counterpart of the previous volume, Ultra­ structure of the Digestive Tract. Unlike the latter, however, whose contents fell entirely within the domains of gastroenterology, Ultrastructure of the Extraparietal Glands of the Digestive Tract encom­ passes a few cognate sciences, such as hepatology, pancreatology, and even oral biology, which are usually dealt with separately. This allows, starting from cell biology, embryology, and comparative anatomy, a comprehensive survey of organs that have much in common both structurally and functionally. The chapters of this book have been compiled by well-known experts in the field with the aim not only of reviewing and pointing out the state of the art of the subject covered, but also of giving directions for future work. Furthermore, through the integration of electron microscopy with immunocytochemistry, autoradiography, freeze fracture, maceration, enzymatic digestion, etc., and by providing superb illus­ trative material, the authors substantiate the pivotal role played by modern morphology in under­ standing human physiology and pathology. In fact, it must be stressed, that a consistent part of the tissues studied here are from human origin. We believe that this volume should be read, not only by scientists and teachers active in the field, but also by a larger audience of students and professionals interested in knowing the scientific foundations of biomedicine.


anatomy cell embryology gastroenterology hepatology pathology physiology tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Alessandro Riva
    • 1
  • Pietro M. Motta
    • 2
  • Francesca Testa Riva
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CytomorphologyUniversity of CagliariCagliariItaly
  2. 2.Department of Anatomy, Faculty of MedicineUniversity “La Sappienza” of RomeRomeItaly

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