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Main and accessory lacrimal tissues from autopsy and biopsy specimens were compared histologically and immunohistologically. Formaldehyde-fixed, paraffin-embedded specimens were studied by light microscopy with hematoxylinand-eosin and PAS staining. Glutaraldehyde-fixed, Epon-embedded specimens were sectioned at 1 micron, stained with alkaline Giemsa, and… (More)
The type and duration of stress stimulation are postulated to affect the expression of the brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) differentially during ontogenetic life. The aim of our study was to investigate the influence of two different stressors, i.e. chronic (15 min daily for 21 days) exposure to the forced swim (FS) test or the high light open… (More)
This review describes the role of macrophages in antigen processing and cell-cell interactions. The function of macrophages as secretory cells also is discussed.