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chief cell

[¦chēf ′sel]
(histology)
A parenchymal, secretory cell of the parathyroid gland.
A cell in the lumen of the gastric fundic glands.
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Lesions Which May Be Associated With Hyperthyroidism Nonneoplastic parathyroid lesions Parathyroid hyperplasia Primary chief cell hyperplasia Water-clear cell hyperplasia Parathyroiditis Parathyroidal cysts Neoplasms of the parathyroid glands Adenoma Atypical adenoma Lipoadenoma Carcinoma Secondary neoplasms Metastases Invasion of tumors by direct extension Table 2.
Chromogranins are proteins within the chief cells, and S-100 is produced by sustentacular cells (SY38 is another, less specific, marker for neuroendocrine tumors).
Microscopic examination of the biopsy specimen of the left inferior parathyroid gland showed only chief cells.
Cytoplasmic and nuclear acidophilic inclusion bodies were detected in respiratory epithelial cells, gastric surface mucous and chief cells, intestinal crypt epithelial cells, and hepatic and pancreatic duct epithelial cells.
Paragangliomas are composed of two cell types: chief cells and sustentacular cells.