Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Online ISSN : 1347-7439
Print ISSN : 0916-7250
ISSN-L : 0916-7250
Laboratory Animal Science
Clusterin is highly expressed in tubular complexes during spontaneous pancreatitis of spontaneous hypertensive rats
Jun Won PARKKi Taek NAMJae Hoon SHINIl Yong KIMKyung Mi CHOIKyung-Jin ROHSeung Hyun OHYoung-Min YUNJun-Gyo SUHYang-Seok OHYeo Sung YOONJe Kyung SEONG
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2018 Volume 80 Issue 10 Pages 1553-1557


Pancreatitis is an inflammatory disorder of pancreas which leads to varying degrees of pancreatic endocrine and exocrine dysfunction and manifests in either acute or chronic forms. Spontaneous pancreatitis in experimental animals has rarely been reported. Here, we found acute to chronic courses of spontaneous pancreatitis in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs), showing the formation of tubular complexes (TCs) and enhanced islet regeneration. We investigated the expression pattern of clusterin in the pancreas of SHRs based on immunohistochemistry (IHC). IHC analysis revealed the strong expression of clusterin in dedifferentiated duct-like cells and regenerative islets of TCs. These results imply that clusterin might be involved in the formation of TCs and parenchymal regeneration during rat pancreatitis.

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