pituicyte


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pi·tu·i·cyte

 (pĭ-to͞o′ĭ-sīt′, -tyo͞o′-)
n.
A small branching cell of the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland.

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Immunostain detected within these structures is weak comparing to the outside one , and the low signal was attributable to poor pituicyte processes abutting the capillaries of these islets (Fig.
By their morphology and immunostaining pattern, pituicytomas are thought to arise from pituicytes, specialized glial cells of the neurohypophysis.
However, in the NL the CNTF-ir cells did not co-localize with GFAP indicating CNTF is not expressed by resident pituicytes.
The posterior lobe of the pituitary gland or neurohypophysis contains unique glial elements referred to as pituicytes.