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Carcinoid-like tumours in the pseudobranch of Gadus morhua L.
Lange, E. (1973). Carcinoid-like tumours in the pseudobranch of Gadus morhua L. Comp. Biochem. Physiol., Part A Physiol. 45: 477-481
In: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A. Physiology. Pergamon: Oxford. ISSN 0300-9629, more
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    Cod; Tumours; Gadus morhua Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Lange, E.

    1. 1. Tumours in the opercular region of cod have been examined histopathologically.2. 2. The growth pattern and the similarity between some of the tumour cells and the acidophilic cells of the covered pseudobranch show that these tumours probably have originated in the pseudobranch.3. 3. The similarities between the present tumours and human carcinoids (e.g. yellow colour, infiltrating potentialities, mosaic growth pattern, lipoid-rich, argyrophil/argentaffin cytoplasmic granules) and the present findings make it probable that the covered pseudobranch normally has an endocrine function, producing 5-hydroxytryptamine, or a closely related substance.

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