EC cell


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EC cell

1. An embryonal carcinoma cell, which is a cultured cell line.
2. An enterochromaffin cell that secretes substance P and is found in the stomach and small intestine.
See also: cell
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Interpretation and conclusion: MO showed maximum protective activity at a dose of 300 mg/kg body weight against above-mentioned experimental rat ulcer model by modulating 5-HT secretion through EC cell via 5-HT3 receptors in gastrointestinal tract which has given a glimpse of a therapeutic approach for gastric ulcer management, which may be beneficially used in contrast to the classical antacid, antihistamine or surgical treatment.
These type of experiments are needed in the development of a noninvasive technique to characterize the strain on EC cells and to confirm computational data.
In patients with IBS, the study found a significant decrease in serotonin content and significantly higher endocrine cell (EC) populations in patients with IBS compared to controls, while the release of serotonin from EC cells was not significantly different.