epithelial cell


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Noun1.epithelial cell - one of the closely packed cells forming the epitheliumepithelial cell - one of the closely packed cells forming the epithelium
epithelial tissue, epithelium - membranous tissue covering internal organs and other internal surfaces of the body
columnar cell, columnar epithelial cell - an epithelial cell that is shaped like a column; some have cilia
cuboidal cell, cuboidal epithelial cell - an epithelial cell that shaped like a cube
goblet cell - an epithelial cell that secretes mucous
hair cell - a sensory epithelial cell present in the organ of Corti
squamous cell - an epithelial cell that is flat like a plate and form a single layer of epithelial tissue
gustatory cell, taste cell - an epithelial cell in a taste bud that activates sensory fibers of the facial nerve or the glossopharyngeal nerve or the vagus nerve
somatic cell, vegetative cell - any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells; a cell that does not participate in the production of gametes; "somatic cells are produced from preexisting cells";
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Mechanisms involved in the process of influenza may include production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which can stimulate cytokine/chemokine production, epithelial cell death, airway inflammation and pulmonary damage.
Prior to this work, it had not been clear if the human immune system could mount an effective response against mutant proteins produced by epithelial cell cancers and whether such a response could be used to develop personalized immunotherapies.
the transmembrane glycoprotein EpCAM (epithelial cell adhesion molecule), cytokeratins (CKs)] that are expressed on both normal and malignant epithelial cells (2).
1] induced bovine mammary epithelial cell apoptosis was dependent on intracellular [Ca.
Therefore, the very presence of even a single epithelial cell denotes tissue coring.
1-5) Proinflammatory signaling initiates epithelial cell dysfunction and apoptosis, and nuclear factor [kappa]B (NF[kappa]B) plays a central role in this process.
Our data demonstrate that KE as well as khellin and visnagin could prevent renal epithelial cell damage caused by Ox and COM and could therefore play a potential role in the prevention of stone formation associated with hyperoxaluria.
982) used RT-PCR and ELISA, respectively, to investigate IL-8 mRNA and protein expression in primary human bronchial epithelial cells and in the human bronchial epithelial cell line BEAS-2B.
K3, the marker of corneal epithelial cell was found to be expressed by cultured oral epithelial cells, whereas K12 marker was not expressed.
Integrins are protein receptors that bind to extracellular matrix proteins, and a2b1 and a5b1 are two integrins that mediate mammary epithelial cell adhesion and migration on collagen and fibronectin, respectively.
The team then used the same approach in four types of cancer--cervical, breast, prostate, and squamous cell--all epithelial cell cancers.
The researchers compared osteopontin levels in a benchmark healthy ovarian epithelial cell culture with those of 4 other healthy ovarian epithelial cell cultures, 10 serous-type ovarian epithelial cancer cell lines, 2 mucinous-type ovarian cancer cell lines, and 2 clear cell-type ovarian cancer cell lines.

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