|Morphological, moleculair and functional characteristics of two subpopulations of somatotropes in the aged male rat|
Dieulois, C.; Garrido, J.C.; Garcia-Navarro, F.; Dobado-Berrios, P.M.; Ruiz-Navarro, A.; Malagon, M.M. (1995). Morphological, moleculair and functional characteristics of two subpopulations of somatotropes in the aged male rat. Neth. J. Zool. 45(1-2): 241-244
In: Netherlands Journal of Zoology. E.J. Brill: Leiden. ISSN 0028-2960, more
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- Dieulois, C.
- Garrido, J.C.
- Garcia-Navarro, F.
- Dobado-Berrios, P.M.
- Ruiz-Navarro, A.
- Malagon, M.M.
Cellular heterogeneity has been described for several pituitary cell types. In the present study we have demonstrated that, in the pituitary of the ageing male rat, two subpopulations of growh hormone (GH)-producing cells occur that differ in morphological, molecular and functional aspects. These results may provide a cellular basis to the understanding of changes in GH through ageing.