microvillus


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microvillus

[¦mī·krō′vil·əs]
(cell and molecular biology)
One of the filiform processes that form a brush border on the surfaces of certain specialized cells, such as intestinal epithelium.
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Here, h = 0.05 [micro]m is the cut thickness and d = 0.1 [micro]m the approximate microvillus diameter.
In the experimental control group, type II alveolar epithelium had clear structure, with short microvillus on its surface; the nucleus was oval and the karyolemma was complete, with uniform distribution of chromatin.
Microvillus structures were preserved at apical portions of the corneal epithelium of MSCs-treated rats and there was no prominent sign of cellular injury at cornea of these rats.
A few microvillus cells (MV), were observed in the space between the ciliated non- sensory cells in all portions of the olfactory lamellae (Fig.
Functional characterization of mutations in the myosin Vb gene associated with microvillus inclusion disease.
The intestine was large and distinctive; the cells were columnar and slender, the nuclei all tended to lie at the same level in the cells, and a very prominent microvillus or brush border was present.
The BNC are involved in: i) removal and replacement of uterine LE; ii) establishment of a syncytium between maternal and conceptus compartments for immunological protection of the conceptus; iii) production of ovine placental lactogen (CSH1); iv) production and transport of macromolecules; and v) immobilization of trophectoderm to accomodate microvillus interdigitation with uterine LE/sGE.
By assuming that each microvillus is a cylinder, the collective membrane area of the microvilli contained in the unit volume of the rhabdomere (Sv) was calculated as
The inquest heard the youngster, who was a pupil at May-field School in Handsworth, was born with microvillus inclusion - a rare disease which causes severe and often lifethreatening diarrhoea.
A Midlands health official said the only child affected was six-year-old schoolgirl Sameerah Ahmad, of Gillott Road, Edgbaston, who died at Birmingham Children's Hospital on June 29, suffering with severe rare condition Microvillus Inclusion Disease, which affects the lining of the small intestine.
Sameerah, who lived in Edgbaston with her parents and attended the specialist Mayfield School in the city, was born with a rare, life-threatening disease called microvillus inclusion disease, which left her liable to contracting infections.