[The occurrence and behavior of the goblet cells in the intestinal canal of swine]

Anat Anz. 1989;169(3):169-74.
[Article in German]


After a short survey of the literature the form, distribution and histochemistry of the goblet cells in the duodenum, jejunum and colon were investigated on pigs of different age. There are much goblet cells in the colon than in the parts of the intestine. The goblet cells occur in a great number in the crypts of Lieberkühn, but their evidence is relatively rare in the superficial epithelium. Histochemically the goblet cells are alcian blue- and PAS-positive, where by the alcian blue reaction is dominant, therefore the secret contains more acid than neutral glycoproteins.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Colon / cytology*
  • Duodenum / cytology*
  • Epithelial Cells
  • Female
  • Histocytochemistry
  • Jejunum / cytology*
  • Male
  • Swine / anatomy & histology*