Leydig cell

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Noun1.Leydig cell - a cell in the testes that secretes the hormone testosterone
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
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It is believed that GIST is transformed from the interstitial cell of Cajal, which is an important pacemaker cell that regulates smooth muscle contraction in the gastrointestinal tract.
For the vehicle mice (0 Gy, nonhydrogen, (a)), the testes showed normal testes histoarchitecture with successive stages of spermatogenesis which include spermatogonia (SG), spermatocytes (SC), different stages of spermatids (SD), and spermatozoa (SP) surrounding a central lumen, and interstitial cell (I) and basal membrane kept their normal morphology as well.
Kindblom and associates5 reported in 1998, the actual cell of origin of GISTs is a pluripotential mesenchymal stem cell programmed to differentiate into the interstitial cell of Cajal.
Bone marrow hypoplasia in a feminized dog with interstitial cell tumor.
Under TEM, a novel type of interstitial cell with distinctive ultrastructural features defined as TC was observed in loose connective tissue of tunica adventitia of mice aortic arch.
Other primary testicular neoplasms in domestic animals are Sertoli cell tumors, interstitial cell tumors, and teratomas.
CP4, a monoclonal antibody that recognizes cells of the interstitial cell lineage (Javois and Bode, unpubl.
17] Renal neoplasms are thus classified into renal cell (oncocytoma, papillary adenoma), metanephric, mesenchymal (AML, hemangioma, lymphangioma, leiomyoma, renomedullary interstitial cell tumor), and mixed epithelial and mesenchymal (mixed epithelial and stromal tumor, cystic nephroma) tumors (Table 1).