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Immunohistochemical and ultrastructural investigation of acinar cells in submandibular and sublingual glands of rats fed a liquid diet

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Title: Immunohistochemical and ultrastructural investigation of acinar cells in submandibular and sublingual glands of rats fed a liquid diet
Authors: Takahashi, S. Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Uekita, H. Browse this author
Kato, T. Browse this author
Yuge, F. Browse this author
Ushijima, N. Browse this author
Inoue, K. Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Domon, T. Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: Submandibular gland
Sublingual gland
Liquid diet
Cell proliferation
Issue Date: Apr-2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Journal Title: Tissue & Cell
Volume: 46
Issue: 2
Start Page: 136
End Page: 143
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.tice.2014.01.001
PMID: 24553131
Abstract: In atrophic parotid glands induced by liquid diet, acinar cell apoptosis is increased while proliferative activity is reduced. This study aimed to clarify how liquid diet affects submandibular and sublingual glands, including acinar cell apoptosis and proliferation. Seven-week-old male Wistar rats were fed either a liquid (experimental group) or pellet diet (control group) from 3 to 21 days, respectively. Submandibular and sublingual glands were weighed and examined histologically, ultrastructurally, and immunohistochemically using antibodies to cleaved caspase-3 (Casp-3) and 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine (BrdU). Weights of submandibular and sublingual gland from the experimental group were not significantly different from controls at any time point. Histological and ultrastructural characteristics of experimental acinar cells in both glands were normal. Acinar cells in control and experimental submandibular glands were positively stained with periodic acid Schiff (PAS) and weakly stained by alcian blue (AB). In control and experimental sublingual glands, mucous acinar cells were PAS-positive and strongly AB-positive. Although Casp-3and BrdU-positive acinar cells were identified in both glands in the experimental group, their labeling indices were not significantly different from controls. In conclusion, liquid diet in rats does not induce atrophic alterations to acinar cells, including apoptosis and proliferative activity in submandibular and sublingual glands. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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