Leydig cell

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Synonyms for Leydig cell

a cell in the testes that secretes the hormone testosterone

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Characterization of subepithelial interstitial cells in normal and pathological human prostate.
Histochemical and ultrastructural characteristics of an interstitial cell type different from ICC and resident in the muscle coat of human gut.
Although the embryologic origin is unclear, it has been shown that interstitial cells originate from the mesenchymal cells.
Thereafter, epithelial cells are counted, but cells of the interstitial cell lineage are not.
It consisted of loose connective tissue, interstitial cells, few connective cells, blood vessels and adrenergic nerve fibres in the present study in both active and resting testes (Figs.
The embryonic interstitial cell system of the marine hydrozoan Pennaria tiarella has been characterized by Martin and associates (Martin and Thomas, 1977, 1980, 1981a, b; Martin and Archer, 1986; Martin, 1988a, 1990, 1991).
The karyometric study of interstitial cells and spermatogonias revealed that there were no changes in the form of their nuclei (p > 0.
1] In the human bowel, the interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) are localized at the level of the myenteric plexus between the longitudinal and circular muscle layers, in the deep muscular plexus in the innermost part of the circular muscle layer, and within the circular muscle layer itself.
The incidences of mammary gland fibroadenomas and uterine stromal polyps were decreased in THC groups of female rats, as were incidences of pituitary gland adenomas, interstitial cell adenomas of the testis, and pancreatic adenomas in THC-treated male rats.
Electron microscopic studies on the innervation of the smooth muscle and the interstitial cell of Cajal in the small intestine of the mouse and bat.
To address the latter possibility, NADPH-P450 reductase activity was measured in postmitochondrial fractions of interstitial cell preparations from adult rats 15 min after incubation with Askarel.
The developmental events occurring during this postnatal period are the same events that begin before birth and include cytodifferentiation of epithelial and interstitial cell populations, morphogenesis and reorganization of the gas exchange area, and the development of the respiratory mucosal immune system.
Recently, Kindblom et al and others have proposed that most stromal tumors originate from a mesenchymal stem cell that differentiates toward an interstitial cell of Cajal (ICC) phenotype.
Keywords: Iatrogenic, Interstitial cells, Morbidity.