mucous cell


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mucous cell

[′myü·kəs ‚sel]
(physiology)
A mucus-secreting cell.
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Fish with monogenean and other gill parasite infections exhibit epithelial hyperplasia and mucous cells in response to this aggression, with the latter resulting in increased mucus production.
In general, mucin expression is more abundant in proximal airways and CCSP expression is more abundant in distal airways, corresponding to the differential abundance of mucous cells and Clara cells, respectively, in these airway regions.
Mucous cells of the mantle were developed mainly from epidermis to connective tissue.
Tesfaigzi, "LPS-induced neutrophilic inflammation and Bcl-2 expression in metaplastic mucous cells," American Journal of Physiology --Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, vol.
RESULTS: Out of 40 dentigerous cysts selected for the study, 14 exhibited individual mucous cells in epithelial lining with the overall incidence being 35%.
The epithelial lining of the secondary lamellae comprised epithelial pavement cells, few mucous cells and pillar cells.
The mucous cells emerged in the shape of tall columnar or cone with oval nuclei located in the basal region, and with abundant of cytoplasm stained lightly.
Serous cells in reptiles and only mucous cells in amphibians, and mucous cells developed before the serous cells; it has been reported that mucous cells may be pioneer cells in serous glands in phylogenetic terms (Junqueira et al., 1967).
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma might be confused with CMPT because both tumors contain mucous cells. In addition, the basal cells in CMPT can resemble intermediate cells in mucoepidermoid carcinoma.