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Document type
  • Peer-reviewed journal article
GE organism
  • soybean
GE trait
  • herbicide tolerance
Country
  • Italy

Results

Safety for consumption
  • mixed

Ultrastructural analysis of pancreatic acinar cells from mice fed on genetically modified soybean Open Access

Malatesta, M; Caporaloni, C; Rossi, L; Battistelli, S; Rocchi, MB; Tonucci, F; Gazzanelli, G
Journal of Anatomy. 2002 November. 201(5):409–415

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PMID: 12448776 DOI: 10.1046/j.0021-8782.2002.00103.x

Abstract

No direct evidence that genetically modified (GM) food may represent a possible danger for health has been reported so far; however, the scientific literature in this field is quite poor. Therefore, we investigated the possible effects of a diet containing GM soybean on mouse exocrine pancreas by means of ultrastructural, morphometrical and immunocytochemical analyses. Our observations demonstrate that, although no structural modification occurs in pancreatic acinar cells of mice fed on GM soybean, quantitative changes of some cellular constituents take place in comparison to control animals. In particular, a diet containing significant amount of GM food seems to influence the zymogen synthesis and processing

Keywords

amylase; electron microscopy; exocrine pancreas; genetically modified organisms

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MLA

Malatesta, M, C Caporaloni, L Rossi, S Battistelli, MB Rocchi, F Tonucci, G Gazzanelli. "Ultrastructural analysis of pancreatic acinar cells from mice fed on genetically modified soybean." Journal of Anatomy 201.5 (2002): 409–415. Web. 20 Nov. 2017.

APA

Malatesta, M., Caporaloni, C., Rossi, L., Battistelli, S., Rocchi, MB., Tonucci, F., & Gazzanelli, G. (2002). Ultrastructural analysis of pancreatic acinar cells from mice fed on genetically modified soybean. Journal of Anatomy, 201(5), 409–415. doi:10.1046/j.0021-8782.2002.00103.x

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