interstitial cells


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interstitial cells

Cells in the testes that produce the male sex hormone testosterone.
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In adult male rats, decrease in weight of testes, degeneration and necrosis of spermatogenic and interstitial cells of leydig and absence of spermatogenesis at high doses are all manifestations of toxic effect of lead5.
Group 3, Group 4 & Group 5 shows seminiferous tubules with few spermatozoa and interstitial space with interstitial cells (Leydig cells) shows presence of few sperm cell within the lumen of the seminiferous tubules vascular interstitial cells due to vascular interstitial cell moving spermatozoa along the lumen of the tubules EGME Treatment (Fig.
The theca of atretic mature oocytes was hypertrophied and persisted to form the interstitial cells, whereas the granulosa cells were regressed and disappeared.
The membranous staining pattern in interstitial cells was considered as positive.
They originate from the interstitial cells of Cajal, whose function is to act as pacemaker cells.
Many studies showed that the etiology of STC is related with enteric nervous system, hormones and neurotransmitters, intestine smooth muscle, and interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) (2,3).
Both neural and hormonal routes of communication allow the brain to influence intestinal activities, including activity of functional effector cells (i.e., immune cells, epithelial cells, enteric neurons, smooth muscle cells, interstitial cells, etc.).
Proposed etiologies include myopathy or neuropathy related to abnormally functioning smooth muscle, colocolonic reflexes, neurotransmitters, or interstitial cells of Cajal.
The interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) whose branches form gap junctions with smooth muscle cells (SMC) are the pacemaker cells for gastrointestinal movement.
The number of pigmented cells (A) and of remaining parenchymal cells (B, pinealocytes and interstitial cells) was counted.
In 1972, "mononuclear interstitial cells" were first proposed as precursors of the AM lineage in cultured lung explants [3].
Interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC), which GISTs are thought to originate from, both express tyrosine kinase receptors (c-kit) and stain with CD34 and Vimentin.

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