par Parmentier, Marc
Référence Biology of the cell, 68, 1, page (43-49)
Publication Publié, 1990
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : The distribution of calbindin D28k in the digestive system and the urinary bladder of the toad was investigated using immunohistochemistry and Western blotting. By analogy with mammals and birds, the protein was expected to be located preferentially in the duodenal part of the intestine. Interestingly, absorptive cells of the duodenum were totally devoid of calbindin D28k while the colon contained high amounts of the calcium-binding protein. This reversed polarity of calbindin D28k content in the toad intestine should obviously correspond to a different scheme of calcium absorption regulation between amphibians and higher vertebrates. Calbindin D28k containing neuroendocrine-like cells were found scattered in the proximal parts of the gut with a similar distribution to what has been described in rat and chick intestine. The oesophagus, the stomach, and the intrinsic nervous system of the intestine were negative. No significant amounts of the proteins were found in the urinary bladder, which is known to be a site of Ca2+ active transport.