interstitial cell


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interstitial cell

[¦in·tər¦stish·əl ¦sel]
(histology)
A cell that is not peculiar to or characteristic of a particular organ or tissue but which comprises fibrous tissue binding other cells and tissue elements; examples are neuroglial cells and Leydig cells.
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Conclusions: TCs in aorta arch are a newly recognized complement distinct from other interstitial cells in large arteries, such as fibroblasts.
To investifate the the significance of interstitial cells in the upper urinary system, prepared tissue cultures have been inoculated in ACK 45, which has an antibody characteristic against c-kit and neutralizes its activity.
All nonepithelial cells in hydra are part of the interstitial cell lineage.
The interstitial cells appeared in clusters made up of only a few cells in the interstitial tissue, especially at the angles and rarely found at places where the seminiferous tubules lie and run parallel to each other in both active and resting testes.
Our results show that the larval interstitial cell system is extensively modified during metamorphosis to produce the adult pattern.
The main structures observed were tunica albuginea, interstitial cells, germinative epithelium, sustentacular cells, and spermatogonias.
Interstitial cells of Cajal are intercalated between nerve terminals and smooth muscle cells, providing a means of transducing signals from neurotransmitters and mediating neurotransmission.
In many recent studies associated with molecular biology, the cellular origin of GISTs has been regarded as the interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC).
A PCB mixture containing only ortho isomers and congeners also inhibits human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)-induced androgen production in rat interstitial cells (22).
Most gastrointestinal stromal tumors arise from interstitial cells of Cajal.
With a high metabolic rate involving numerous enzymes and transtubular cell transport processes, renal glomerular, tubular and interstitial cells may come in contact with drugs and their metabolites at greater concentrations than expected.
Moreover, we also found that immunopositive reactivity of such monoclonal antibody is strongly localized in only nucleus and cytoplasm of interstitial endocrine cells as compared to other interstitial cells (Fig.