Figure 1: Normal gastric mucosa histology. ((a); H&E 10x; square 40x) Fundic glands are simple, branched tubular glands that extend from the bottom of the gastric pits to the muscularis mucosae; the more distinctive cells are parietal cells. ((b); H&E 10x; square 40x) Antral mucosa is formed by branched coiled tubular glands lined by secretory cells similar in appearance to the surface mucus cells.