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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Acupuncture ameliorates postoperative ileus via IL-6-miR19a-KIT axis to protect interstitial cells of Cajal.
Thornbury, "Ca2+ signalling in urethral interstitial cells of Cajal," Journal of Physiology, vol.
[sup][1] Besides, the presence of other interstitial cells in large arteries was also reported, such as interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC).
Sanders, "Pacemaker potentials generated by interstitial cells of Cajal in the murine intestine," American Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology, vol.
Characterization of subepithelial interstitial cells in normal and pathological human prostate.
Changes in interstitial cell of Cajal-like cells density in congenital ureteropelvic junction obstruction.
Interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) are the pacemaking cells in the gastrointestinal (GI) muscles that generate the rhythmic oscillations in the membrane potential known as slow waves [1-3].
Reported testicular tumors in birds include seminoma, Sertoli cell tumor, interstitial cell tumor, lymphosarcoma, undifferentiated sarcoma, and teratoma.
Thereafter, epithelial cells are counted, but cells of the interstitial cell lineage are not.
The embryonic interstitial cell system of the marine hydrozoan Pennaria tiarella has been characterized by Martin and associates (Martin and Thomas, 1977, 1980, 1981a, b; Martin and Archer, 1986; Martin, 1988a, 1990, 1991).
By electron microscopy numerous lipid droplets were seen in podocytes and in mesangial, endothelial, tubular, and interstitial cells (Figure, B).