nurse cell


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nurse cell

[′nərs ‚sel]
(histology)
A cell type of the ovary of many animals which nourishes the developing egg cell.
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The stem cell hooks onto the nurse cell tightly, in a process Zon likens to early "attachment" of an infant to its mother.
Oogenesis in Hydra carnea: a new model based on light and electron microscopic analysis of oocyte and nurse cell differentiation.
Thymic nurse cells. Lymphoepithelial cell complexes in murine thymuses: Morphological and serological characterization.
They found that during a particular period of egg development, a group of jumping-genes called retrotransposons hijacks special cells called nurse cells that nurture the developing eggs.
Large size individual eggs, still accompanied by nurse cells, were categorized as "immature eggs" (indicated by solid black color in Figure 1) and well-formed eggs that displayed an ovoid form and had a slender tapering stalk at their posterior end as "mature" eggs (black striped in Figure 1).
The possibility of risk occurrence increases in a PIH patient suffering from congestive heart failure.13VEGF a cytokine on the surface of vascular endothelial cells macrophages and nurse cells is involved in vascular formation and reconstruction; VEGF combines with a specific receptor to increase vasopermeability.46 VEGF is significant in the maintenance of vascular integrality and normal permeability and has a critical regulatory function in pathological physiology associated with hyperplasia of vascular endothelial cells.
In addition, we are investigating ways to attach homing receptors to these nurse cells in order to help direct NK cells to where they need to go, whether it's the lymph nodes, brain tissue, bone marrow or other areas.
In the beginning, the amoeboid cells (usually referred to as nurse cells) have a nucleolate nucleus and contain either isolated yeasts or yeast groups (Fig.
In the egg chambers of fruit flies, that RNA also moves from nourishing cells called nurse cells to the maturing egg, traveling through cytoplasmic pathways called ring canals, says Columbia's Tulle Hazelrigg.
Woodruff said that the discovery would enable researchers to understand how nurse cells (granulosa cells), the cells that support and surround the maturing egg, communicate with the egg.

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