Immunohistochemical localization of carbonic anhydrases I, II, and VI in the developing rat sublingual and submandibular glands.
2000 (English)In: Anatomical Record, ISSN 0003-276X, Vol. 258, no 3, 269-276 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Carbonic anhydrase has been localized to the acini and ducts of mature rat salivary glands. This enzyme has been associated with ion transport, a prominent function of striated and excretory ducts in salivary glands, suggesting that it might be used as a marker of ductal differentiation. The purpose of this study was to immunohistochemically document developmental changes in carbonic anhydrase in the ducts of the rat sublingual and submandibular glands. Immunohistochemistry was performed with antibodies to human carbonic anhydrase isoenzymes I, II and VI on sections of sublingual and submandibular glands from rats at representative postnatal developmental ages. Reactions were weak in the ducts of both glands at 1 day, then progressively increased. By 42 days, reactions had the adult pattern of virtually none in the mucous or seromucous acini, moderate to strong in the striated and excretory ducts, and none to weak in the intercalated ducts. Weak to moderate reactions were observed in the granular convoluted tubules of the submandibular gland as they became recognizable at age 42 days. Reactions to carbonic anhydrase I and II antibodies also increased from none (1 day) to modest (42 days) in the demilunes of the sublingual gland. The order of reaction intensity of the antibodies was II > I > VI. When localized via these anti-human antibodies, carbonic anhydrase is a useful marker of the functional differentiation of the striated and excretory ducts of the developing rat sublingual and submandibular glands. Copyright 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
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2000. Vol. 258, no 3, 269-276 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-8919DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0185(20000301)258:3<269::AID-AR6>3.0.CO;2-YPubMedID: 10705347OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-8919DiVA: diva2:148590