intercalated ducts

in·ter·ca·la·ted ducts

the minute ducts of glands, such as the salivary and the pancreas, that lead from the acini; they are lined by low cuboidal cells.

in·ter·ca·la·ted ducts

(in-tĕr'kă-lā-tĕd dŭkts)
The minute ducts of glands, such as the salivary and the pancreas, which lead from the acini; they are lined by low cuboidal cells.
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Myoepithelial cells are specialized basal epithelial cells that are found in the secretory endpieces and intercalated ducts of the normal exocrine glands, such as the salivary glands, respiratory tract glands, lacrimal glands, mammary glands, prostate glands, and sweat glands.
13) Recently, Ohtomo et al (14) found SOX10 was expressed in both luminal and abluminal cells of intercalated ducts of normal human major salivary glands.
Intercalated ducts were present close to developing islet tissue in the twenty specimens of groups A and B and not present in group C.
Results: The mean number of intercalated ducts in the right gland "a" and "b" parts, and in the left gland "a" and "b" parts was 1.
In head and neck pathology, discovered on gastrointestinal stromal tumor protein 1 (DOG1) expression was seen in normal serous acini, mucous acini, and distal intercalated ducts.
It has been postulated that these tumours arise from intercalated ducts and myoepithelial cells (4).
The intercalated ducts empty into the striated ducts, which have a single layer of cylindrical epithelium, the cells with eosinophilic cytoplasm, having a large nucleus located in the central-basal part.
1,2] In a normal gland, myoepithelial cells are located between the epithelial cells and the basal lamina of acini and intercalated ducts.
In the classic definition of EMCa, the myoepithelial component consists of polygonal cells with clear cytoplasm, whereas the ductal component is composed of small lumina lined by cuboidal, mildly eosinophilic cells reminiscent of intercalated ducts.
There are intercalated ducts with cubical epithelium connecting the acini with the striated ducts.
2] It is thought to arise from the intercalated ducts of mucus-secreting glands.