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Vol 51, No 1 (2013)
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Atrial Natriuretic Peptide presence in parotid gland of human fetus at 13th week of development and in adult man

Luana Lipari, Elvira Vittoria Farina, Maria Buscemi, Aldo Gerbino
DOI: 10.5603/FHC.2013.008
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Folia Histochem Cytobiol 2013;51(1):55-58.

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Vol 51, No 1 (2013)
ORIGINAL PAPERS
Submitted: 2013-04-28
Accepted: 2013-04-28
Published online: 2013-04-24

Abstract

Our immunohistochemical study shows that atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is present in both human fetal and adult parotid gland. In the fetuses ANP is localized in cell clusters, while in adult parotid gland, the ANP is seen only in the wall of intra- and extralobular ducts. The results suggest that ANP might play a role in the differentiation of the parotid gland similarly as in brain and that during fetal growth ANP may play a role in the regulating the secretion of primitive salivary fluid, even if acini are still not developed. (Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica 2013, Vol. 51, No. 1, 55–58)

Abstract

Our immunohistochemical study shows that atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is present in both human fetal and adult parotid gland. In the fetuses ANP is localized in cell clusters, while in adult parotid gland, the ANP is seen only in the wall of intra- and extralobular ducts. The results suggest that ANP might play a role in the differentiation of the parotid gland similarly as in brain and that during fetal growth ANP may play a role in the regulating the secretion of primitive salivary fluid, even if acini are still not developed. (Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica 2013, Vol. 51, No. 1, 55–58)

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Keywords

ANP; human parotid gland; ontogeny

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Title

Atrial Natriuretic Peptide presence in parotid gland of human fetus at 13th week of development and in adult man

Journal

Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica

Issue

Vol 51, No 1 (2013)

Article type

Original paper

Pages

55-58

Published online

2013-04-24

DOI

10.5603/FHC.2013.008

Bibliographic record

Folia Histochem Cytobiol 2013;51(1):55-58.

Keywords

ANP
human parotid gland
ontogeny

Authors

Luana Lipari
Elvira Vittoria Farina
Maria Buscemi
Aldo Gerbino

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