The axillary glands of the plotosid catfish Cnidoglanis macrocephalus

Cameron A.M. and Endean R. (1971) The axillary glands of the plotosid catfish Cnidoglanis macrocephalus. Toxicon, 9 4: . doi:10.1016/0041-0101(71)90132-2

Author Cameron A.M.
Endean R.
Title The axillary glands of the plotosid catfish Cnidoglanis macrocephalus
Journal name Toxicon   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0041-0101
Publication date 1971
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0041-0101(71)90132-2
Volume 9
Issue 4
Total pages 1
Subject 3005 Toxicology
Abstract The axillary glands of C. macrocephalus are large sacs of epidermal elements. Each gland is surrounded by a loose connective tissue sheath. This sheath is continuous with dermal intrusions into the peripheral portion of the gland which is thus partially partitioned into pockets. The periphery of the gland and the dermal partitions are lined with a basal epithelial layer from which supporting cells and immature secretory cells are proliferated. Supporting cells separate the secretory cells from one another. Mucin-producing cells are rare in the greater portion of the gland mass. Immature secretory cells possess haematoxylinophilic cytoplasm and are binucleate. Later, their cytoplasm becomes eosinophilic and the nuclei disappear. Their cell walls degenerate and the gland cells become liberated as spheres in the central region of the gland. The spheres rupture, releasing the secretory product. The gland cell cytoplasm contains principally protein and 3-indolyl derivatives. Fresh crude axillary gland secretion and also freeze dried axillary gland secretion possess marked activity on isolated barnacle muscle preparations, causing tetanic contracture at concentrations in the organ bath as low as 10 μg per ml and 3 μg per ml respectively.
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