APUD cell


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APUD cell

(ā′pəd)
n.
A cell capable of amine precursor uptake and decarboxylation and of synthesizing and secreting polypeptide hormones.
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The APUD cell concept and its implications in pathology.
Cytochemical identification of human and murine pituitary corticotrophs and somatotrophs as APUD cells.
19-22) Other theory is that SCC of the prostate arises de novo from APUD cells in the prostate (22), (23) and third theory is that SCC of the prostate arises from stem cells in the prostate.
28) Carcinoid tumors are known to derive from the neural crest or neuroendocrine (APUD) tissues, although we are not certain whether APUD cells are present in normal salivary glands.