Journal article

Distribution and co-expression patterns of specific cell markers of enteroendocrine cells in pig gastric epithelium

Linda J Fothergill, Giorgia Galiazzo, Billie Hunne, Martin J Stebbing, Josiane Fakhry, Frank Weissenborn, Therese E Fazio Coles, John B Furness

Cell and Tissue Research | SPRINGER | Published : 2019

Abstract

Although the pig is an accepted model species for human digestive physiology, no previous study of the pig gastric mucosa and gastric enteroendocrine cells has investigated the parallels between pig and human. In this study, we have investigated markers for each of the classes of gastric endocrine cells, gastrin, ghrelin, somatostatin, 5-hydroxytryptamine, histidine decarboxylase, and PYY cells in pig stomach. The lining of the proximal stomach consisted of a collar of stratified squamous epithelium surrounded by gastric cardiac glands in the fundus. This differs considerably from human that has only a narrow band of cardiac glands at its entrance, surrounded by a fundic mucosa consisting of..

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