Endocrine cells and melanin-containing cells in the anal canal epithelium


The epithelium of the anal canal from 22 humans was studied in order to demonstrate the possible presence of endocrine cells and melanin-containing cells. Histochemical methods aimed at demonstrating reducing substances, biogenic amines, argyrophilia and melanin, were used. Enterochromaffin cells, and possibly other types of endocrine cells, were… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01011895


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