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Organization of the muscular component of the lymphangion wall in different parts of the lymphatic bed
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Integrative Medical Biology, Histology and Cell Biology.
2005 (English)In: Morfologiia, ISSN 1026-3543, Vol. 127, no 1, 29-32 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Complex comparative analysis of the organization of smooth muscle (SM) forming the wall of lymphatic vessels in bovine small intestinal mesenterium was performed using the methods of morphometry, quantitative histochemistry (including the analysis of nuclear DNA content, and cytoplasmic protein content) and electron microscopy. SM cells (SMC) isolated by dissociation were studied and were found to possess various levels of differentiation, associated with specific morphometric and metabolic characteristics. The structure of SMC population was shown to vary in both different parts of lymphatic bed and within the wall of an individual lymphangion. The results obtained indicate the cellular heteromorphism of lymphatic bed SM. The peculiarities of SM organization in lymphatic vessels are functionally dependent and are determined not only by the level of SM representation in their wall but also by the proportions of different SMC types.

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2005. Vol. 127, no 1, 29-32 p.
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Animals, Cattle, DNA/analysis, Intestine; Small/ultrastructure, Lymphatic Vessels/*cytology/ultrastructure, Male, Mesentery/ultrastructure, Myocytes; Smooth Muscle/*cytology/ultrastructure
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-12226PubMedID: 16080344OAI: diva2:151897
Available from: 2007-04-20 Created: 2007-04-20 Last updated: 2011-01-12Bibliographically approved

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