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Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Functional morphological characteristics of the interdigital sinus in the sheep

A.F. Pourlis
Folia Morphol 2010;69(2):107-111.

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Vol 69, No 2 (2010)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2010-05-27
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

The present paper describes two distinct morphological features of ovine interdigital sinus, which were examined by means of scanning electron microscopy. In the sweat glandular component, acini with epithelial cells exhibiting a paved appearance and apocrine secretion were observed. In the same gland, other acini with cells exhibiting different luminal surfaces and simultaneous apocrine and merocrine secretion were recorded. The numerous hairs embedded within the waxy material of the sinus exhibited two types. The first type, with a round profile, had a special leaflet structure on the tip, whereas the second type had a convex profile. The comparative differences and probable functional relations of these integumentary structures are discussed. The mixed picture of the epithelial cells of the sweat glands suggests the release of different products. The hair microstructure correlated with the mechanism of hold and release of the secretory material of the interdigital sinus.
(Folia Morphol 2010; 69, 2: 107-111)

Abstract

The present paper describes two distinct morphological features of ovine interdigital sinus, which were examined by means of scanning electron microscopy. In the sweat glandular component, acini with epithelial cells exhibiting a paved appearance and apocrine secretion were observed. In the same gland, other acini with cells exhibiting different luminal surfaces and simultaneous apocrine and merocrine secretion were recorded. The numerous hairs embedded within the waxy material of the sinus exhibited two types. The first type, with a round profile, had a special leaflet structure on the tip, whereas the second type had a convex profile. The comparative differences and probable functional relations of these integumentary structures are discussed. The mixed picture of the epithelial cells of the sweat glands suggests the release of different products. The hair microstructure correlated with the mechanism of hold and release of the secretory material of the interdigital sinus.
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Keywords

Laboratory of Anatomy; Histology; and Embryology; Veterinary School; University of Thessaly; Karditsa; Greece

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Title

Functional morphological characteristics of the interdigital sinus in the sheep

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 69, No 2 (2010)

Pages

107-111

Published online

2010-05-27

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2010;69(2):107-111.

Keywords

Laboratory of Anatomy
Histology
and Embryology
Veterinary School
University of Thessaly
Karditsa
Greece

Authors

A.F. Pourlis

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