reticular cell

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re·tic·u·lar cell

cell with processes making contact with those of other similar cells to form a cellular network ensheathing a network of reticular fibers, which constitutes the stroma of all lymphoid organs except the thymus.

reticular cell

1. An undifferentiated cell of the spleen, bone marrow, or lymphatic tissue that can develop into one of several types of connective tissue cells or into a macrophage.
2. A cell of reticular connective tissue. See: reticular tissue
See also: cell
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While all control mice died, four of nine receiving the reticular cells survived.
The researchers found that the reticular cells trigger the release of nitric oxide using an enzyme called nitric oxide synthase-2.
It is observed that the corpuscle formation is around hypertrophied reticular cells and degenerated vessels (Kostowiecki, 1930, (13)).
Other cellular targets of EBOV include hepatocytes, adrenal cortical cells, fibroblasts, fibroblastic reticular cells, stromal cells of reproductive organs, and a variety of epithelial cell types.