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myoepithelial cells

[‚mī·ō‚ep·ə′thē·lē·əl ‚sel]
(histology)
Contractile epithelial cells resembling smooth muscle cells that are present in glands, notably the mammary gland, and aid in secretion.
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The epithelial cells will form tubules with small lumen, surrounded by ductal and myoepithelial cells (figure 3).
At 15 [micro]M/kg, the basement membrane and myoepithelial cells appeared normal.
P-cadherin as myoepithelial cell marker for differential diagnosis of benign and malignant breast lesions.
fraction (mostly mature myoepithelial cells, but also stem cells, bipotent cells, and myoepithelial progenitors) (27).
Normal fibroblasts and myoepithelial cells help maintain healthy structure, while immune cells called macrophages patrol the area and kill wayward cells.
Although morphologically inapparent, there is myoepithelial differentiation in all variants of basal cell adenoma.
The epithelial cells are typically columnar, with pale eosinophilic cytoplasm, and are surrounded by a thin myoepithelial layer (Figure 8).
Interestingly, when introduced into the mammary fat pads, the sweat gland myoepithelial cells generated fluorescent sweat gland-like structures.
Figure 2) This Multiplex IHC test helps to differentiate variants of ductal disease, since E-cadherin marks the myoepithelial layer surrounding breast ducts.
4) Histollogically the epithelial component can show pancreatic, gastric, intestinal or brunner gland tissue, which can be confused with ectopic pancreatic tissue, myoepithelial hamartoma, fibroadenoma, and mesenchymal lesions.
Proteomic definition of normal human luminal and myoepithelial breast cells purified from reduction mammoplasties.
Myoepithelial cells (MEC) proliferate in complex and mixed canine mammary gland tumors.