Distribution of lysosomal enzymes within the non-secretory epithelium of the bovine mammary gland

Tiina Mattila, Denise O'Boyle, Alan Frost

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The levels of N-acetyl-β-glucosaminidase (NAGase) and acid phosphatase were analysed in tissue from the teat and lactiferous sinus epithelia of dairy cows at different stages of lactation. Enzyme levels were lower in the epithelia of the teat sinus than of the lactiferous sinus. For both enzymes, levels were highest in tissue from post-partum glands, lowest in those from dry and mid-lactation glands. In involuting glands the levels were high, but not as high as the post-partum glands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-344
JournalJournal of Dairy Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1988
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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