Immunoelectron microscopy of corticotropes and melanotropes in the pituitary gland of the European ferret, Mustela putorius furo.

@article{Mohanty1996ImmunoelectronMO,
  title={Immunoelectron microscopy of corticotropes and melanotropes in the pituitary gland of the European ferret, Mustela putorius furo.},
  author={Barada Mohanty and Thomas Tachibana and Oh Chang Kwon and Hisashi Hashimoto and Haruo Nogami and Hirosi Ishikawa and Dr. D. R. Naik},
  journal={Acta anatomica},
  year={1996},
  volume={157 2},
  pages={126-34}
}
The superimposition technique and protein A-gold method of immunoelectron microscopy were employed to study the ultrastructure of corticotropes as well as melanotropes in the ferret pituitary gland. This is the first study ever elucidating the ultrastructural heterogeneity of melanotropes in mammalian pars intermedia on an immunocytochemical basis. Morphological heterogeneity of pars distalis corticotropes has also been elucidated. It is suggested that the different subtypes may represent… CONTINUE READING