Acta Stereologica Acta Stereologica -  Volume 3 (1984)  Number 1 - May 1984 

Morphological quantitation by perfusion staining of the endocrine mouse pancreas

Vagn Bonnevie-Nielsen
Department of Clinical Chemistry, Hvidovre Hospital, DK-2650, Denmark
Lene Theil Skovgaard
Hagedorn Laboratory, DK-2820, Denmark and The Danish and Social Science Research Council, Copenhagen, Denmark

Abstract

The endocrine mouse pancreas was visualized by perfusion staining the islets of Langerhans with the zinc-chelating agent dithizone. Morphological quantitation of the projected images showed a strong correlation between islet area, body weight, insulin secretion and pancreatic insulin content. The size distribution i.e. islet area and volume was best fitted to a power-generalized inverse Gaussian distribution.

To cite this article

Vagn Bonnevie-Nielsen & Lene Theil Skovgaard, «Morphological quantitation by perfusion staining of the endocrine mouse pancreas», Acta Stereologica [En ligne], Volume 3 (1984), Number 1 - May 1984, 67-70 URL : https://popups.ulg.ac.be/0351-580x/index.php?id=3952.