Embryonal trachea transplanted in the spleen of adult rats accumulates iodine. The uptake of iodine does not take place in all of the cells, but iodination centers develop and the iodinated cells detach themselves to the lumen thus resembling the holocrine secretion. The remaining cells secrete a PAS positive substance. The uptake of iodine appears to be a generalised property of the endoderm.
|Title of host publication||Endocrinologia Experimentalis|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1975|
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