acinar cell

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acinar cell

[′as·ə·nər ′sel]
(anatomy)
Any of the cells lining an acinous gland.
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Notably, acinar cells have been shown to metabolize alcohol (i.
The apical part of the acinar cells near the lumen exhibits intense aminopeptidase reactivity (Fig.
Cytoplasmic vacuolation consisted of small, clear, discrete vacuoles within pancreatic acinar cells (Figures 2 and 3).
Pancreatitis is an inflammatory condition of the exocrine pancreas resulting from injury to pancreatic acinar cells.
Acinar cells release salt and fluids, while ductal cells absorb salt and are impermeable to water.
Suppose that a centrifuge separates islet cells from acinar cells in a donor's pancreas.
The acinar cells secrete pancreatic juices--water containing salts and enzymes--that flow from small ducts into the main pancreatic ducts and eventually empty into the duodenum to aid digestion.
First, acinar cells secrete digestive enzymes into the small intestine, thereby supporting digestion.
Studies also show that BCL10 is specific to acinar cells of normal and ectopic pancreas, of pancreatic metaplasia, and of acinar cell carcinoma, and is not expressed in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, IPMN, mucinous cystic neoplasm, neuroendocrine tumor, solid-pseudopapillary neoplasm, or serous cystic tumor.
PAS stain done showed cytoplasmic granules in the neoplastic acinar cells (Figure 3a), which was diastase resistant.
Mouse pancreatic acinar cells were freshly isolated by collagenase digestion as described previously [26].