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Development of the Digestive System in the North American Opossum (Didelphis Virginiana) : Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology - William J. Krause

Development of the Digestive System in the North American Opossum (Didelphis Virginiana)

Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology

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This volume reviews and integrates all published morphological, developmental and quantitative data concerned with the digestive system of the North American opossum, Didelphis Virginiana. The review emphasizes the developmental interrelationships between the epithelial lining of the developing digestive system and its associated intrinsic and extrinsic glands. Prenatal and postnatal developmental events for the entire digestive system are discussed and presented under seven separate headings - oral cavity, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, pancreas and liver.

1 Introduction.- 1.1 Endoderm Formation.- 1.2 State of Visceral and Other Structures at Birth.- 1.3 The Scope of This Review.- 2 Oral Cavity.- 2.1 Prenatal Development.- 2.2 Postnatal Development.- 2.2.1 Tongue.- 2.2.2 Salivary Glands.- 2.2.3 Development of Dentition.- 2.3 Adult Teeth.- 2.4 Adult Tongue.- 2.5 Jaws and Associated Musculature.- 2.6 Adult Salivary Glands.- 3 Esophagus.- 3.1 Prenatal Development.- 3.2 Postnatal Development.- 3.2.1 Esophageal Glands.- 3.2.2 Quantitative Data on the Development of Esophageal Epithelium.- 3.2.3 Quantitative Data on Mitotic Activity in the Subepithelial Layers.- 3.3 Structure of Adult Esophagus.- 3.3.1 Histochemistry of Esophageal Glands.- 3.3.2 Muscularis Externa.- 4 Stomach.- 4.1 Prenatal Development.- 4.2 Postnatal Development.- 4.2.1 Fundic Mucosa.- 4.2.2 Glands of the Pylorus and Cardia.- 4.2.3 Mucin Histochemistry.- 4.2.4 Immunohistochemistry of Gastric Proteinases.- 4.2.5 Enteroendocrine Cells.- 4.2.6 Submucosa.- 4.2.7 Muscularis Externa.- 4.2.8 Interaction Between Exocrine and Endocrine Components of the Stomach.- 5 Small Intestine and Colon.- 5.1 Prenatal Development of Small Intestine and Colon.- 5.2 Postnatal Development of Small Intestine.- 5.2.1 Intestinal Mucosa.- 5.2.2 Enteroendocrine Cells.- 5.2.3 Lamina Propria.- 5.2.4 Submucosa.- 5.2.5 Submucosal (Meissner's) Plexus.- 5.2.6 Duodenal (Brunner's) Glands.- 5.2.7 Muscularis Externa.- 5.2.8 Myenteric (Auerbach's) Plexus.- 5.3 Postnatal Development of Colon.- 5.3.1 Enteroendocrine Cells.- 5.3.2 Lamina Propria.- 5.3.3 Submucosa.- 5.3.4 Submucosal (Meissner's) Plexus.- 5.3.5 Muscularis Externa.- 5.3.6 Myenteric (Auerbach's) Plexus.- 5.4 Caecum.- 5.5 Comparison of Enteroendocrine Cells in the Gastrointestinal Tract of the Adult.- 5.6 Interaction Between Enteroendocrine and Exocrine Components of the Gut.- 6 Pancreas.- 6.1 Prenatal Development.- 6.2 Postnatal Development.- 7 Liver.- 7.1 Prenatal Development.- 7.2 Postnatal Development.- 7.3 Gallbladder and Common Bile Duct of the Adult Opossum.- 7.4 Opossum Bile.- 8 Factors That Influence the Differentiation and Growth of Glands Associated with the Gastrointestinal Mucosa.- 9 Concluding Remarks.- References.

ISBN: 9783540551492
ISBN-10: 3540551492
Series: Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 151
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99  x 0.89
Weight (kg): 0.27