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Detailed ultrastructure of the Hirudo (Annelida: Hirudinea) salivary gland.
Micron. 2020 Sep; 136:102887.M

Abstract

Medical leeches have been widely used in medical applications and treatments for millennia. Studies on the salivary glands of blood-sucking leeches have focused on their bioactive secretions and mechanisms of action, with little attention to ultrastructure. In this study, we examined dissected embryonic and adult Hirudo verbana salivary glands by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Gland cells of embryos were physically separated while adults displayed highly developed cell bunches in which each cell was connected to others by fine channels. Channels from each bunch combined to form a larger canal that opened to the jaw. Secreted material from these glands prevent blood from clotting and allow the adult to feed while sucking blood.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Aquaculture and Fish Diseases, Fisheries Faculty, Firat University, 23119, Elazig, Turkey.Biology Department, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 315 Penn Street, Camden, NJ, 08102, USA.Biology Department, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 315 Penn Street, Camden, NJ, 08102, USA. Electronic address: dshain@camden.rutgers.edu.Biology Department, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 315 Penn Street, Camden, NJ, 08102, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32516666

Citation

Saglam, Naim, et al. "Detailed Ultrastructure of the Hirudo (Annelida: Hirudinea) Salivary Gland." Micron (Oxford, England : 1993), vol. 136, 2020, p. 102887.
Saglam N, Saunders R, Shain DH, et al. Detailed ultrastructure of the Hirudo (Annelida: Hirudinea) salivary gland. Micron. 2020;136:102887.
Saglam, N., Saunders, R., Shain, D. H., & Saidel, W. M. (2020). Detailed ultrastructure of the Hirudo (Annelida: Hirudinea) salivary gland. Micron (Oxford, England : 1993), 136, 102887. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micron.2020.102887
Saglam N, et al. Detailed Ultrastructure of the Hirudo (Annelida: Hirudinea) Salivary Gland. Micron. 2020;136:102887. PubMed PMID: 32516666.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Detailed ultrastructure of the Hirudo (Annelida: Hirudinea) salivary gland. AU - Saglam,Naim, AU - Saunders,Ralph, AU - Shain,Daniel H, AU - Saidel,William M, Y1 - 2020/05/30/ PY - 2020/02/07/received PY - 2020/05/09/revised PY - 2020/05/11/accepted PY - 2020/6/10/pubmed PY - 2020/6/10/medline PY - 2020/6/10/entrez KW - Adult KW - Larval KW - Leech KW - SEM KW - Scanning electron microscopy SP - 102887 EP - 102887 JF - Micron (Oxford, England : 1993) JO - Micron VL - 136 N2 - Medical leeches have been widely used in medical applications and treatments for millennia. Studies on the salivary glands of blood-sucking leeches have focused on their bioactive secretions and mechanisms of action, with little attention to ultrastructure. In this study, we examined dissected embryonic and adult Hirudo verbana salivary glands by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Gland cells of embryos were physically separated while adults displayed highly developed cell bunches in which each cell was connected to others by fine channels. Channels from each bunch combined to form a larger canal that opened to the jaw. Secreted material from these glands prevent blood from clotting and allow the adult to feed while sucking blood. SN - 1878-4291 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32516666/Detailed_ultrastructure_of_the_Hirudo_(Annelida:_Hirudinea)_salivary_gland L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0968-4328(20)30136-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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