Acta Histochem Cytochem 2019 Aug 27;52(4):59-65. Epub 2019 Aug 27.
Department of Molecular Oral Physiology, Division of Oral Science, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Tokushima University, Tokushima-shi, Tokushima 770-8504, Japan.
Four major kallikreins (mK1, mK22, mK9, and mK13) were identified in the mouse submandibular gland (SMG). mK1, a true tissue kallikrein, was used as a protein marker to identify different types of SMG granular convoluted tubule (GCT) cells along with epidermal growth factor (EGF), nerve growth factor (NGF), and renin. Kallikrein mK1 was localized in a very small number (~5%) of GCT cells, which were scattered throughout the GCT, indicating that the majority of GCT cells are mK1-negative. Read More