adhesive cell

adhesive cell

[ad′hēz·iv ′sel]
(invertebrate zoology)
Any of various glandular cells in ctenophores, turbellarians, and hydras used for adhesion to a substrate and for capture of prey. Also known as colloblast; glue cell; lasso cell.
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They release their secretory granules through a pore adjoining the secretory pore of the adhesive cell.
Another possibility is that one type of adhesive cell is used only in locomotion on horizontal substrata, whereas both types are necessary during locomotion on vertical substrata or for anchorage, when a stronger adhesive bond is required.
Angiotensin II decreased the number of adhesive cells, whereas EPCs pre-treated with AME exhibited a significant increase in the number of adhesive cells after incubation in comparison with angiotensin II treated cells.
Neuron precursor marker NESTIN was detected from differentiated adhesive cells, but GFP expression was not detected on day 16.
The latter function as a duo-glandular system with some cells acting as adhesive cells and some others as de-adhesive cells (Hermans, 1983; Flammang, 1996; Haesaerts et al.
Angiotensin II decreased the number of adhesive cells, whereas EPCs pretreated with oleacein exhibited a significant increase in the number of adhesive cells after incubation in comparison with angiotensin II-treated cells.