From: "Amos Brooks"
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 9:15 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Glands in mouse fat
> I have a sample of adipose tissue from a mouse. The researcher
> described it as subdermal "deep fat" from the back of the mouse. The
> appeared to have glands of some sort and I was having difficulty
> it. The tissue is islands of glands surrounded in adipose. The 'glands'
> a ring of cuboidal epithelium and a eosinophillic colloid of some sort
> My experience is almost exclusively on human tissue so I'm a bit
> stumped. Initially I thought sweat gland or apocrine as it was near the
> skin, but (...duh) no sweat glands in mice. My next thought was that it
> to be breast tissue. The histology looks the same (cuboidal epithelium,
> colloid, adipose) but the researcher says it is from the back of the mouse
> and he thinks the mouse was male. I asked if he was sure, it must have
> a mouse with one heck of an identity crisis!
> So, I'll toss this into the ring. Does anyone have any ideas as to
> this is. At this point it is really a matter of curiosity, but it is
> me up! I really should get an atlas of mouse anatomy & histology. Any
> Thanks much,
> Amos Brooks
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