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astrocyte

[′as·trə‚sīt]
(neuroscience)
A star-shaped cell; specifically, a neuroglial cell.
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Extraintestinal GISTs develop from multipotent stem cells, which are the precursors of the interstitial Cajal cells. Immunohistochemical studies have shown that they are CD117-positive, and according to a previous study, they constitute 10% of all GISTs (17).
The origin of GIST is the Cajal cell which is found in many types of smooth muscle tissue.
In the gastrointestinal tract, CD 117-positive cells (Interstitial Cajal cells) are autonomic nerve-related gastrointestinal pacemaker cells that regulate intestinal motility.