Functional morphology of mucosal goblet cells based on spatial separation of orifice openings to the surface - application to rabbit bulbar conjunctiva

Michael Doughty

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to assess spatial separation of goblet cell orifices observed at the surface of the rabbit bulbar conjunctiva by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) specimens of the bulbar conjunctiva from 8 healthy pigmented rabbits were obtained using a special preparation technique by which the tissue was carefully stretched out during glutaraldehyde fixation. On high magnification prints of SEM images of the conjunctival surface, the locations of goblet cell openings (orifices) to the apical surface were marked and the centre-to-centre spacing between all such orifices measured.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-248
Number of pages8
JournalTissue and Cell
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014

Keywords

  • morphology
  • goblet cells
  • cytology
  • conjunctiva
  • microscopy

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