Effects of ageing on morphology, amylase release, cytosolic Ca2+ signals and acyl lipids in isolated rat parotid gland tissue

Abstract

Xerostomia (oral dryness sensation) is due to dryness of the oral cavity and it is more prevalent in the elderly. This study investigated the effect of ageing on parotid gland structure and function of control (2–6 months) and aged (12, 16–18 and 22–24 months) rats employing light microscopic, colorimetric, gas chromatographic and microspectrofluorimetric… (More)
DOI: 10.1023/B:MCBI.0000049158.85447.4f

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