A striated duct (Pflüger's ducts ) is a gland duct which connects an intercalated duct to an interlobular duct. It is characterized by the basal infoldings of its plasma membrane, characteristic of ion-pumping activity by the numerous mitochondria. Along with the intercalated ducts, they function to modify salivary fluid by secreting HCO3− and K+ and reabsorbing Na+ and Cl− using the Na-K pump and the Cl-HCO3 pump, making the saliva hypotonic.
Striated ducts are part of the intralobular ducts.
They are not present in pancreas.
- Anatomy photo: Digestive/mammal/salivary2/salivary1 - Comparative Organology at University of California, Davis - "Mammal, salivary glands (EM, Low)"
- Anatomy photo: Digestive/mammal/salivary1/salivary4 - Comparative Organology at University of California, Davis - "Mammal, salivary glands (LM, Medium)"
- SIU SOM Histology GI
- Histology image:10103loa from Vaughan, Deborah (2002). A Learning System in Histology: CD-ROM and Guide. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195151732.
- Histology at umdnj.edu
- Oral histology at usc.edu
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