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Published online: 2003-12-03
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A preliminary evaluation of thyroid and respiratory tract neuroendocrine cells in the rat after experimental hypercalcaemia

Bogusław Sawicki, Cezary Nowosielski, Ewa Arciszewska, Halina Borowska
Folia Morphol 2004;63(1):111-113.

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Vol 63, No 1 (2004)
Short Communications
Published online: 2003-12-03
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

The goal of this study was to investigate the influence of experimentally induced hypercalcaemia (after 100000 UI Vigantol and CaCl2) on neuroendocrine cells (NECs) in the thyroid and airways in the rat. After 24 h, 7 days and 14 days the thyroid and lungs were collected. Paraffin sections were immunocytochemically stained with specific antibodies against CGRP, calcitonin (CT) and synaptophysin (SY) in the airway NECs and thyroid C cells. The largest hypercalcaemia were observed in experimental rats after 7 days. More significant changes in the number and size of neuroendocrine cells were observed in the thyroid gland as well as in the airways. In the airways only a slight increase in the number of neuroepithelial bodies (NEBs) was observed, some of which gave evidence of hypertrophy symptoms.

Abstract

The goal of this study was to investigate the influence of experimentally induced hypercalcaemia (after 100000 UI Vigantol and CaCl2) on neuroendocrine cells (NECs) in the thyroid and airways in the rat. After 24 h, 7 days and 14 days the thyroid and lungs were collected. Paraffin sections were immunocytochemically stained with specific antibodies against CGRP, calcitonin (CT) and synaptophysin (SY) in the airway NECs and thyroid C cells. The largest hypercalcaemia were observed in experimental rats after 7 days. More significant changes in the number and size of neuroendocrine cells were observed in the thyroid gland as well as in the airways. In the airways only a slight increase in the number of neuroepithelial bodies (NEBs) was observed, some of which gave evidence of hypertrophy symptoms.
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Keywords

hypercalcaemia; neuroendocrine cells; thyroid; airways

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Title

A preliminary evaluation of thyroid and respiratory tract neuroendocrine cells in the rat after experimental hypercalcaemia

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 63, No 1 (2004)

Pages

111-113

Published online

2003-12-03

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2004;63(1):111-113.

Keywords

hypercalcaemia
neuroendocrine cells
thyroid
airways

Authors

Bogusław Sawicki
Cezary Nowosielski
Ewa Arciszewska
Halina Borowska

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