mucous cell


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mucous cell

[′myü·kəs ‚sel]
(physiology)
A mucus-secreting cell.
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Mucous cells were stained with Alcian Blue-Periodic Acid Schiff (AB/PAS) histologic stain (American MasterTech, Lodi, CA) following the manufacturer's instructions (Caramori et al.
Mucous cells of the mantle were developed mainly from epidermis to connective tissue.
Mucous cell metaplasia and altered immune pathways in the lung may partially explain the increased susceptibility to and exacerbated response to influenza infection seen in a mouse model of arsenic exposure (Kozul et al.
The presence of mucous cells in the stratified squamous epithelium of dentigerous cyst is well documented.
Gills: Histologically gills were composed of primary and secondary lamellae and mucous cells.
Keeping that in mind, according to Souza and Santos (1997), the epidermis of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) presents mucous cells in reduced number, as was verified in P.
3,6) These tumors are usually composed of three cell types: (1) epidermoid cells with squamous differentiation, (2) mucous cells, and (3) intermediate cells, which may predominate.
Cr(VI) intoxication resulted into histopathological abnormalities in the gills with hyperplasia and hypertrophy of the respiratory epithelium, fusion of lamellae, and hypertrophy of mucous cells and necrosis of epithelial cells (Koca et al.
26) In contrast to our knowledge about physiologic epithelia (eg, respiratory, gastrointestinal, salivary, lacrimal, or sinonasal), expression patterns of mucin (MUC) proteins in metaplastic mucous cells found in the entities listed previously remain currently essentially unknown, and future work toward elucidating these will be needed.
Histopathologic examination of the cyst frequently includes stratified columnar epithelium, whether or not it is associated with mucous cells or glands.
The presence of both channels in the same mucous cells suggested that the calcium-activated chloride channel could be targeted therapeutically to compensate for lack of CFTR functioning channels in CF-harmed cells.
Mucous cells are stimulated to secrete more mucous to flush the airways out.