In addition to bovine pancreatic trypsin inhibitor (BPTI), three BPTI-related molecular forms (isoinhibitors I, II and III) were isolated from bovine lung by affinity chromatography on immobilized trypsin and subsequently purified by Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography. These inhibitors are identical to the isoinhibitors previously isolated from bovine spleen. Their localization in bovine lung was studied by immunohistochemical techniques, using two different immunoglobulin preparations, selectively recognizing BPTI or the other molecular forms. BPTI-related immunoreactivity was found to be restricted to isolated cells, often identified as mast cells by Toluidine Blue staining. In contrast, isoinhibitor-related immunoreactivity, which also occurs in the mast cells, is present in a number of other cell types. These types include: (i) the smooth muscle cells of different calibre vessels, (ii) the ciliated cells of the bronchial epithelium and the related mucus, and (iii) many cells at alveolar level. Comparison of these data with previous results obtained for bovine spleen suggest multiple physiological roles for these inhibitors.
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|Titolo:||Cellular localization of bovine pancreatic trypsin inhibitor and related molecular forms in bovine lung.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1988|
|Citazione:||Cellular localization of bovine pancreatic trypsin inhibitor and related molecular forms in bovine lung / Fioretti, E.; Fumagalli, Lorenzo; Citro, G.; Derenzis, G.; Ascoli, F. .. - In: HISTOCHEMICAL JOURNAL. - ISSN 0018-2214. - 20(1988), pp. 187-193.|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|