Morphometric and Immunohistochemical Study on the Endocrine Cells of Pancreatic Transplants

E. Adeghate, T. Donáth

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The endocrine cells of embryonic pancreatic tissue fragments transplanted into the anterior eye-chamber of rats for 74 days were investigated immunohistochemically and morphometrically and the results obtained were compared with that of normal tissue. Four types of endocrine cells were identified and their distribution was as follows: insulin: 42”52%, glucagon: 11”28%, somatostatin: 4%, and pancreatic polypeptide-positive cells: 3”6%. Their size in square micrometer were as follows: 153, 110, 38 and 51. The area, number, distribution and topography of these endocrine cells with regard to each other did not differ significantly from that of normal tissue. The area of each islet and their cell population vary considerably both in normal and transplanted pancreas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-199
Number of pages7
JournalExperimental and Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Eye chamber
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Islet cells
  • Morphometry
  • Pancreatic transplant
  • Rat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology


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