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International Review of General and Experimental Zoology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483199795, 9781483224824

International Review of General and Experimental Zoology

1st Edition

Volume 3

Editors: William J. L. Felts Richard J Harrison
eBook ISBN: 9781483224824
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1968
Page Count: 408
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International Review of General and Experimental Zoology, Volume 3 reviews various topics related to general and experimental zoology, including the epigenetic mechanisms of patterns in the insect integument and the enteric plexus of mammals. The role of macrophages in the induction of the immune response and the metabolism of mammalian ova are also explored, together with the structure of gallbladder epithelium and cell types in the mammalian thyroid gland. Comprised of eight chapters, this volume first discusses the problem of supracellular pattern formation in the insect cuticle and its complexity and unknown nature, with emphasis on the cuticular patterns of the various zones of the cockroach antenna. The reader is then introduced to the enteric plexus of mammals and its components, along with the relationship of the innervation of the gut to the autonomic nervous system. Subsequent chapters focus on the role of macrophages in the induction of the immune response; metabolism of mammalian ova; structure of gallbladder epithelium; and the goblet cells, Paneth cells, and basal granular cells of the epithelium of the intestine. The book also considers cell types found in the mammalian thyroid gland before concluding with an assessment of the use of electron microscopy in elucidating the structure and function of the placenta. This monograph should prove useful to practicing zoologists and graduate and undergraduate students of zoology.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

On The Epigenetic Mechanisms of Patterns in the Insect Integument (A Reappraisal of Older Concepts)

I. Introduction

II. The Insect Cuticle as an Object for Study of Pattern Formation

III. Cuticular Patterns of the Various Zones of the Cockroach Antenna

IV. General Nature of the Mechanism Underlying the Production of Unequal Cuticular Patterns by the Cells of Segments

V. The Zones of Intermediary Stages of Segment Formation

VI. Is There a Principle of Compensation?

VII. Spreading Fields

VIII. Patterned Cell Proliferation Instrumental in Pattern Formation

IX. Summary


The Enteric Plexus of Mammals

I. The Relationship of the Innervation of the Gut to the Autonomic Nervous System

II. The Nerve Plexuses of the Gut

III. The Components of the Enteric Plexus


The Role of Macrophages in the Induction of the Immune Response

I. Introduction

II. What Is a "Macrophage"?

III. The Distribution of Injected Antigens

IV. The Fate of Ingested Antigens within the Macrophage

V. Interaction Between Macrophages and Lymphocytes

VI. The Nature of the Stimulus for Antibody Synthesis

VII. Summary


Metabolism of Mammalian

I. Methodology

II. Permeability and Absorptive Ability of Ova

III. Respiration

IV. Energy Sources During Development

V. Summary


The Structure of Gallbladder Epithelium

I. Introduction

II. Development

III. Physiology of Gallbladder

IV. The Structure of the Epithelium

V. Dark Cells

VI. Cell Infiltration

VII. Cell Kinetics

VIII. Conclusion


The Goblet Cells, Paneth Cells, and Basal Granular Cells of the Epithelium of the Intestine

I. Introduction

II. The Glandular Cells of the Intestine

III. The Paneth Cells

IV. The Goblet Cells

V. The Basal Granular Cells

VI. Concluding Remarks


Cell Types in the Mammalian Thyroid Gland

I. Introduction

II. Light (Parafollicular) Cells

III. Past History

IV. Present History

V. Electron Microscopy

VI. Thyrocalcitonin

VII. Species Differences

VIII. Pathology

IX. Conclusions


Contributions of Electron Microscopy in Elucidating Placental Structure and Function

I. Introduction

II. Morphological Classification

III. Placental Functions and Their Structural Manifestations

IV. The Placenta as Compared to Definitive Organs

V. Possible Lines of Future Research


Author Index

Subject Index


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William J. L. Felts

Richard J Harrison

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