Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi 2018 , Vol 24 , Issue 1
The Anatomical and Histological Structures of Buzzard"s (Buteo buteo) Small Intestine and Liver, and Immunohistochemical Localization of Catalase
Serap KORAL TAŞÇI, Turgay DEPREM, Seyit Ali BİNGÖL, Yalçın AKBULUT
1Department of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kafkas University, TR-36100 Kars - TURKEY
2Department of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, Kafkas University, TR-36100 Kars - TURKEY
3Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Kafkas University, TR-36100 Kars - TURKEY
DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2017.18333 This study aimed to examine the structure of the buzzard"s Buteo buteo) small intestine and liver, and the localization of catalase in those organs. Crossman"s modified triple stain and Periodic Acid Schiff (PAS) stain were applied to the samples for histological examination. To detect catalase localization in the tissues, the avidin-biotin-peroxidase complex (ABC) technique was used. It was observed that the general histological structure of the buzzard"s small intestine and liver was similar to that of other avian species. Catalase immunoreactivity in the lamina propria and submucosa in the small intestine were also observed, as well as catalase immunoreactivity in the hepatocyte cytoplasm in the liver. Some areas in the small intestine and liver had catalase immunoreactivity, which means that an antioxidant defence occurs in those areas. Keywords : Antioxidant Enzyme, Buzzard, Catalase, Immunohistochemistry, Liver, Small intestine