Decrease in mean volume of single somatotroph cell from 11 to 18 weeks in male

Value 41 %
Organism Chicken Gallus gallus
Reference Malamed S, Deaver D, Perez F, Radecki S, Gibney J, Scanes CG. Quantitative studies of chicken somatotrophs during growth and development by morphometry, immunocytochemistry, and flow cytometry. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 1997 Oct108(1):25-34 DOI: 10.1006/gcen.1997.6934 abstractPubMed ID9378271
Method Abstract: "Changes in the male chicken somatotroph during growth and maturation have been examined by morphometric and immunocytochemical (ICC) analysis of serial sections of the anterior pituitary gland and by flow cytometry of dispersed anterior pituitary cells."
Comments Abstract: "From 11 to 18 weeks the mean volume of the single somatotroph decreases 41%. From 18 to 26 weeks the mean volume of the somatotroph, the mean total somatotroph volume, and the mean number per gland do not change."
Entered by Uri M
ID 115296