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Morphological, histochemical and immunohistochemical studies of polar fox kidney

Maria Laszczyńska, Małgorzata Ożgo, Roman Szymeczko, Marcin Wylot, Sylwia Słuczanowska-Głąbowska, Katarzyna Piotrowska, Wiesław Skrzypczak
DOI: 10.5603/FHC.2012.0012
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Folia Histochem Cytobiol 2012;50(1):87-92.

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Vol 50, No 1 (2012)
ORIGINAL PAPERS
Submitted: 2012-04-24
Accepted: 2012-04-24

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the morphology and intermediate filaments cytokeratin, desmin and vimentin expression in the kidneys of the polar fox (Alopex lagopus). Routine morphological, histochemical and immunohistochemical techniques of examinations of the kidneys of adult male and female polar foxes were used. We found different localizations and different levels of immunoexpression of cytokeratin in epithelia of calyxes, distal tubules and Henle’s loops, and also in endothelial cells. We also noted immunolocalization and immunoexpression of vimentin in mesangial cells, interstitial tissue and distal tubules. Desmin reactivity was revealed for muscle cells of arteries and mesangial cells. Our study is the first attempt to localize cytoskeletal intermediate filaments performed on polar fox kidneys. It is worth noting that our observations concerning the distribution of vimentin in the polar fox kidney may suggest that protein as being useful as a marker of distal tubules in the polar fox kidney.

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the morphology and intermediate filaments cytokeratin, desmin and vimentin expression in the kidneys of the polar fox (Alopex lagopus). Routine morphological, histochemical and immunohistochemical techniques of examinations of the kidneys of adult male and female polar foxes were used. We found different localizations and different levels of immunoexpression of cytokeratin in epithelia of calyxes, distal tubules and Henle’s loops, and also in endothelial cells. We also noted immunolocalization and immunoexpression of vimentin in mesangial cells, interstitial tissue and distal tubules. Desmin reactivity was revealed for muscle cells of arteries and mesangial cells. Our study is the first attempt to localize cytoskeletal intermediate filaments performed on polar fox kidneys. It is worth noting that our observations concerning the distribution of vimentin in the polar fox kidney may suggest that protein as being useful as a marker of distal tubules in the polar fox kidney.
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Keywords

polar fox; kidney; morphology; immunohistochemistry; cytokeratin; desmin; vimentin

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Title

Morphological, histochemical and immunohistochemical studies of polar fox kidney

Journal

Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica

Issue

Vol 50, No 1 (2012)

Article type

Original paper

Pages

87-92

DOI

10.5603/FHC.2012.0012

Bibliographic record

Folia Histochem Cytobiol 2012;50(1):87-92.

Keywords

polar fox
kidney
morphology
immunohistochemistry
cytokeratin
desmin
vimentin

Authors

Maria Laszczyńska
Małgorzata Ożgo
Roman Szymeczko
Marcin Wylot
Sylwia Słuczanowska-Głąbowska
Katarzyna Piotrowska
Wiesław Skrzypczak

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