Electronimmunocytochemical evidence for the K cell localization of gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIP) in man

Histochemistry. 1978 Jun 2;56(1):37-44. doi: 10.1007/BF00492251.


Application of the semithin-thin section technique indicates that the previously proposed identification of the ultrastructurally-defined K cell with the immunocytochemically-defined GIP cell is essentially correct. The K cell is established as a distinct entity and the way is open for an explanation of its role in the physiology and pathology of the gastroenteropancreatic system.

MeSH terms

  • Colon / analysis*
  • Cytoplasmic Granules / analysis
  • Duodenum / analysis*
  • Fluorescent Antibody Technique
  • Gastric Inhibitory Polypeptide / isolation & purification*
  • Gastrointestinal Hormones / isolation & purification*
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Mucosa / analysis
  • Jejunum / analysis*
  • Pancreas / analysis*


  • Gastrointestinal Hormones
  • Gastric Inhibitory Polypeptide