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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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.
As the nurse cells made exu, they also made fluorescing protein, lighting up this exu, the researchers report in the June 2 NATURE.
First, she found that Sertoli cells, the nurse cells for developing sperm in the testis, also are responsible for the immunoprivileged characteristic of the testis.