Pulmonary endocrine cells in various species in the Himalaya

J. Gosney, D. Heath, D. Williams, M. Deen, P. Harris, I. Anand, R. Ferrari

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Abstract

The numbers, morphology and distribution of pulmonary endocrine cells in goats, sheep and the yak and its interbreeds with cattle, dzos and stols, were studies after their demonstration by means of the peroxidase-antiperoxidase technique with a polyclonal antiserum raised in the rabbit to human neuron-specific enolase, a marker for neuroendocrine cells. The numbers, morphology and distribution were related to species and not to residence at high altitude. Pulmonary endocrine cells were common and mainly distributed as solitary cells in the epithelium of the bronchial tree in sheep. They were much less common and found mainly as clusters in the alveolar capillary walls in goats and in the yak and its interbreeds with cattle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-100
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Comparative Pathology
Volume99
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1988

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    Gosney, J., Heath, D., Williams, D., Deen, M., Harris, P., Anand, I., & Ferrari, R. (1988). Pulmonary endocrine cells in various species in the Himalaya. Journal of Comparative Pathology, 99(1), 93-100. https://doi.org/10.1016/0021-9975(88)90108-9