[Histonet] unsuscribe

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Thu Dec 13 14:57:44 CST 2007

From: "Amos Brooks" <amosbrooks <@t> gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 9:15 PM
To: <histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
Subject: [Histonet] Glands in mouse fat

> Hi,
>     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 
> tissue
> appeared to have glands of some sort and I was having difficulty 
> identifying
> it. The tissue is islands of glands surrounded in adipose. The 'glands' 
> have
> a ring of cuboidal epithelium and a eosinophillic colloid of some sort
> inside.
>     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 
> had
> 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 
> been
> a mouse with one heck of an identity crisis!
>     So, I'll toss this into the ring. Does anyone have any ideas as to 
> what
> this is. At this point it is really a matter of curiosity, but it is 
> eating
> me up! I really should get an atlas of mouse anatomy & histology. Any
> suggestions?
> Thanks much,
> Amos Brooks
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