Lectin-binding Glycoconjugates in the Tongues of the Rat and Guinea Pig as Revealed by Lectin-Gold-Silver Methods

Takashi UEDA, Makoto HOKIMOTO, Noriharu SHIBATA, Osamu FUJIMORI, Kazuyori YAMADA
1993 Okajimas Folia Anatomica Japonica  
Lectin-gold-silver (LT-G-S) procedures using two lectins (RCA-I and Con A) were applied to appropriately prepared paraffin sections of tongues in the rat and guinea pig. In the lingual mucous membranes of the rat and guinea pig, positive RCA-I-G-S and Con A-G-S reactions were obtained in the intercellular spaces and the cytoplasm of epithelial cells of the basal and intermediate layers respectively. Likewise, the LT (RCA-I and Con A)-G-S techniques gave rise to varying intensities of positive
more » ... actions in the serous and mucous gland acini, nerve and muscle fiber bundles and connective tissue elements. The results obtained in the present study indicate that in the rat and guinea pig tongues the histologic structures that such histochemical properties of some of the lingual structures can be correlated with their possible histophysiological functions.
doi:10.2535/ofaj1936.70.1_13 pmid:8367142 fatcat:zgczoyvneraxdfzrrkaebhptcy