, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 115–116 | Cite as

Bovine parathyroid catecholamines: A chemical and histochemical study

  • D. M. Jacobowitz
  • E. M. Brown


Bovine parathyroid glands contain large amounts of dopamine (3.4–13.9 pg/μg), but very little norepinephrine. Fluorescent histochemistry demonstrates only rare adrenergic nerve terminals on vasculature. Single dopamine-containing cells, most likely mast cells, are scattered in large numbers throughout the connective tissue stroma.


Dopamine Mast Cell Connective Tissue Norepinephrine Catecholamine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. M. Jacobowitz
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. M. Brown
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Clinical ScienceNIMHBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Metabolic Disease BranchNIAMDDBethesdaUSA

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