Using seven horseradish peroxidase-conjugated lectins we studied the distribution of glycoconjugate sugar residues in the lining and glandular epithelium of the gizzard in chick embryos from day 7 to 21 of incubation. At the outer layer of the lining epithelium, all investigated sugar residues were present from day 7 onwards, except α-L-fucose, which was detected later. From day 9 some cells, which contained granules characterised by D-galactose-(β1→3)-N-acetyl-D-galactosamine and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine, were observed in the inner part of the lining epithelium. Afterwards, although in different time periods, all investigated oligosaccharides were detected in intercellular spaces filled with mucous material. At first, the cells of the anlage of the tubular glands appeared to be characterised by D-glucosamine and α-D-mannose only. Afterwards, all the investigated sugar residues were detected. At hatching, the luminal glandular secretion showed all investigated sugar residues, except α-L-fucose, which was typical for the early formation of the tubular glands. Our data suggest that during the development of the gizzard three time periods of mucous release can be distinguished.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0065-1281(11)80023-1|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:A1994QA42000005|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-0028580128|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|