The harderian gland and its excretory duct in the Wistar rat. A histological and ultrastructural study.

@article{Djeridane1994TheHG,
  title={The harderian gland and its excretory duct in the Wistar rat. A histological and ultrastructural study.},
  author={Yasmina Djeridane},
  journal={Journal of anatomy},
  year={1994},
  volume={184 ( Pt 3)},
  pages={553-66}
}
The harderian gland in the Wistar rat consists of tubules with wide lumina lined by a single layer of columnar epithelial cells possessing myoepithelial cells within their basal laminae. The gland contains porphyrin pigment which is stored as solid intraluminal deposits. The glandular epithelium possesses 2 cell types, termed A and B. These are characterised by an extraordinarily well-developed tubular smooth endoplasmic reticulum and numerous lipid vacuoles. Type A cells can be distinguished… CONTINUE READING

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