Accession Number : AD0622342

Title :   ULTRASTRUCTURE OF THE PANCREATIC ISLET CELLS OF THE GOAT (CAPRA HIRCUS).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CHEMICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Personal Author(s) : Kuhn,Nobuko O. ; Lundy,Jacob

Report Date : SEP 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The islet of Langerhans of the goat (Capra hircus) was examined by light and electron microscopy. The islets were discrete and widely dispersed. Sections stained with aldehyde fuchsin showed abundant betagranules in the islet cells; however, alpha-cells were never selectively stained. Typical beta- and alpha-cells were seen by electron microscopy, and the beta-granule had a fibrillar pattern with a dense core. The alphagranule appeared round and electron-dense. Delta-cells in large numbers and intergrade cells with both alphaand beta-cell characteristics were noted. An islet closely associated with centroacinar and acinar cells was seen, and both types of cells contained secretory granules. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PANCREAS, BOVINES), ELECTRON MICROSCOPY, VISUAL INSPECTION, HISTOLOGY, BIOLOGICAL STAINS, CELLS(BIOLOGY), MEMBRANES(BIOLOGY), GRANULES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE