Catecholamine Fluorescence and Staining with Lead Haematoxylin of the Carotid Body Type-I Cells

  • P. Böck
  • K. Gorgas


Carotid body type–I cells belong to the APUD cell series which was defined by Pearse in 1969. These cells are characterized by their capability of AminePrecursor Uptake and Decarboxylation (which initials form the name of the series), as well as by their content of biogenic amines in untreated mammals. It has been postulated that these cells synthesize and secrete peptide hormones which, in some cases, have not been identified as yet; the carotid body type-I cell is a member of this respective group.


Biogenic Amine Carotid Body Carotid Body Tumour Pancreatic Endocrine Cell Small Arrowhead 
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  • P. Böck
  • K. Gorgas

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