Journal article

Quantitation and chemical coding of enteroendocrine cell populations in the human jejunum

Therese E Fazio Coles, Linda J Fothergill, Billie Hunne, Mehrdad Nikfarjam, Adam Testro, Brid Callaghan, Rachel M McQuade, John B Furness

Cell and Tissue Research | SPRINGER | Published : 2020


Recent studies reveal substantial species and regional differences in enteroendocrine cell (EEC) populations, including differences in patterns of hormone coexpression, which limit extrapolation between animal models and human. In this study, jejunal samples, with no histologically identifiable pathology, from patients undergoing Whipple's procedure were investigated for the presence of gastrointestinal hormones using double- and triple-labelling immunohistochemistry and high-resolution confocal microscopy. Ten hormones (5-HT, CCK, secretin, proglucagon-derived peptides, PYY, GIP, somatostatin, neurotensin, ghrelin and motilin) were localised in EEC of the human jejunum. If only single stain..

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