Research Article
Volume 6 Issue 4 - 2021
Unique Histological Character of Purkinje Cell in the Cerebellum of Egyptian Water Buffalo
Karam Roshdy and Amira Derbalah*
Department of Histology and Cytology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt
*Corresponding Author: Amira E Derbalah, Department of Histology and Cytology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt.
Received: February 02, 2021; Published: March 31, 2021


8 healthy cerebella were collected from 4 years old male Egyptian buffalos (Bubalus bubalis). Light microscopy revealed Purkinje cells were arranged as one layer in the cerebellum of they were pear to flask shape having acidophilic cytoplasm with spherical pale stained nuclei. TEM imaging of the samples showed the cytoplasm of purkinje cell were occupied by numerous well developed rough endoplasmic reticulum organized into clusters of parallel cisternae and free ribosomes. Abundant Mitochondria were seen having spherical to oval shape with intact membrane and regular cristae and dense granules. Purkinje cells had large size, euchromatic nuclei with well- defined nucleoli. The nuclear envelope was characterized by shallow dimples in which strands of rough endoplasmic reticulum gathered constituting the nuclear cap region.


Keywords: Cerebellum; Histology; Purkinje Cell; Buffalos


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Citation: Karam Roshdy and Amira Derbalah. “Unique Histological Character of Purkinje Cell in the Cerebellum of Egyptian Water Buffalo”. EC Veterinary Science 6.4 (2021): 73-79.

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