Dr. Maria Hewing

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Synaptic ribbons, functionally enigmatic structures of mammalian pinealocytes, were studied during the postnatal development of the pineal gland in the golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus). On day 4 post partum, synaptic ribbons appear in cells that have already started to differentiate into pinealocytes. Between days 4 and 9, an increase in the number of(More)
The ventricular lining in the pineal recess of the vole (Microtus agrestis), guinea pig (Cavia cobaya) and Rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) was investigated light and electron microscopically. Deep in the pineal recess of all three species the ependymal lining exhibits interruptions. A varying proportion of pinealocytes penetrates through this ependymal area,(More)
Capillaries in the pineal gland of the rat (Rattus norvegicus), gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus) and golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus) were investigated by means of electron-microscopical tracer studies using lanthanum. The tracer was administered together with the fixative solution by perfusion via the left cardiac ventricle. In the rat, endothelial(More)
The pineal system of the Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus) was investigated by light and electron microscopy, special attention being paid to the sites of contact with the ventricular system. The results reveal that the pineal system of this species has a specific topographical relationship to the suprapineal recess of the third ventricle. The dorsal(More)
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