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Morphological and Immunohistochemical Study on the Distribution of Endocrine Cells in the Gastrointestinal Tract of Partridge, Alectoris chukar

Morphological and Immunohistochemical Study on the Distribution of Endocrine Cells in the Gastrointestinal Tract of Partridge, Alectoris chukar

Zekeriya Özüdoğru1, Hülya Kara2*, Adem Kara3, Derviş Özdemir3 and Hülya Balkaya2

1Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aksaray University, Aksaray 68100, Turkey 
2Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ataturk University, Erzurum 25240, Turkey
3Department of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bingöl University, Bingöl 12100, Turkey

*      Corresponding author: hulyaakara25@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

This study investigates the distribution and relative frequencies of the endocrine cells in the gastrointestinal tract of the partridge (Alectoris chukar). These cells which secrete coloestokinin (CCK), motilin, ghrelin, gastrointestinal polypetide (GIP) and vasointestinal polypeptide (VIP) in gastrointestinal tract were examined by using immunohistochemistry. CCK-IR, motilin-IR, ghrelin-IR, GIP-IR and VIP-IR cells were found to be more densely populated than other immunostained endocrine cells in the proventriculus and ventriculus sections. The distribution of CCK-IR, ghrelin-IR, and VIP-IR endocrine cells in the gastrointestinal tract of the red legged partridge was of an uncommon pattern. Our findings show that CCK-IR, motilin-IR, ghrelin-IR, GIP-IR and VIP-IR cells might be produced by all the proventriculus, ventriculus, duodenum, jejenum and ileum regions. These distribution patterns also provide further evidence of species-specific differences.
 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

October

Vol. 54, Iss. 5, Pages 2003-2500

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