Shelagh M. Morrissey

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Acid mucins in goblet cells of the duodenum, jejunum and ileum of neonates and infants with cystic fibrosis (CF) and without CF were measured by scanning microdensitometry after alcian blue staining according to the protocol of McCarthy and Reid (1963) which characterises four groups of acidic mucins. In CF infants over 6 mth of age, but not in controls,(More)
In duodenal ulceration the Alcian blue staining acid mucosubstances in goblet cells are reduced and the goblet cells themselves disappear. At the same time periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) staining neutral mucosubstances appear in the cells of the surface epithelium. These changes have been measured quantitatively with the help of a Vickers M86/0010 Scanning and(More)
A highly significant increase in net fluxes across the guinea-pig small intestine for both 45Ca2+ and 35SO4(2-), in the presence of cystic fibrosis plasma compared with non-cystic fibrosis plasma, was observed (p less than 0.001). In the presence of cystic fibrosis plasma, the nuclear, mitochondrial, microsomal and soluble fractions retained greater(More)
Perfusion of the stomach in the anaesthetized rat with saline acidified to pH 2.5 with hydrochloric acid induced a small but significant release of pepsinogen into the perfusate. This stumulus to secretion was unaffected by splanchnectomy but was abolished by vagotomy. It is concluded that to a modest degree acid secretion in the rat may stimulate(More)
Electrical stimulation of the posterior hypothalamus brought about an increase in plasma insulin accompanied by a fall in blood glucose. If glucose fell below 55 mg/100 ml, gastric secretion of HCl ensued. The same relationship between acid secretion and glucose was observed when hypoglycemia was induced by intravenous injection of insulin. Stimulation(More)