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Glycogen distribution in ameloblasts and odontoblasts of newborn rats of sialoadenectomized dams. Histochemical study

Authors
  • Arcieri, Renato Moreira
  • Martinelli, C.
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1977
Source
Acervo Digital da Unesp
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Language
English
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Abstract

In order to get information about the distribution of glycogen in ameloblasts and odontoblasts, studies were made of newborn rats of sialoadenectomized dams and newborn rats of control dams. Rodent offspring were decapitated on the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th days after birth. Their heads were fixed in 10% neutral formalin solution, decalcified in sodium citrate-formic acid and embedded in paraffin, and frontal sections were prepared. Sections 6 micrometers thick were stained by specific histochemical reactions to detect glycogen. Based on the results obtained, it was concluded that the amount of glycogen was lower in the cytoplasms of ameloblasts and odontoblasts of experimental animals when compared to controls.

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