Journal article

Relationships of endocrine cells to each other and to other cell types in the human gastric fundus and corpus

Josiane Fakhry, Martin J Stebbing, Billie Hunne, Yulia Bayguinov, Sean M Ward, Kent C Sasse, Brid Callaghan, Rachel M McQuade, John B Furness

CELL AND TISSUE RESEARCH | SPRINGER | Published : 2019

Abstract

Gastric endocrine cell hormones contribute to the control of the stomach and to signalling to the brain. In other gut regions, enteroendocrine cells (EECs) exhibit extensive patterns of colocalisation of hormones. In the current study, we characterise EECs in the human gastric fundus and corpus. We utilise immunohistochemistry to investigate EECs with antibodies to ghrelin, serotonin (5-HT), somatostatin, peptide YY (PYY), glucagon-like peptide 1, calbindin, gastrin and pancreastatin, the latter as a marker of enterochromaffin-like (ECL) cells. EECs were mainly located in regions of the gastric glands populated by parietal cells. Gastrin cells were absent and PYY cells were very rare. Except..

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