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in·ter·sti·tial cells

1. cells between the seminiferous tubules of the testis that secrete testosterone; Synonym(s): Leydig cells
2. cells derived from the theca interna of atretic follicles of the ovary; they resemble luteal cells and are an important source of estrogens;
3. pineal cells similar to glial cells with long processes.

in·ter·sti·tial cells

(in'tĕr-stish'ăl selz)
1. Cells between the seminiferous tubules of the testis that secrete testosterone.
Synonym(s): Leydig cells.
2. Cells derived from the theca interna of atretic follicles of the ovary; they resemble luteal cells and are an important source of estrogens.
3. Pineal cells similar to glial cells with long processes.

interstitial cells

  1. any cells that pack an area between other tissues.
  2. see LEYDIG CELLS.

Leydig,

Franz von, German anatomist, 1821-1908.
Leydig cell adenoma - small benign tumors of the testis that often produce testosterone, causing endocrine symptoms. Synonym(s): interstitial cell tumor of testis
Leydig cells - cells between the seminiferous tubules of the testis that secrete testosterone. Synonym(s): interstitial cells
Leydig drain
Leydig duct - embryonic duct which becomes ductus deferens in males.
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Zhang et al., "Roles of stem cell factor on the depletion of interstitial cells of Cajal in the colon of diabetic mice," American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, vol.
Chen, "Interstitial cells of cajal: Update on basic and clinical science," Current Fungal Infection Reports, vol.
Interstitial cells of Cajal in enteric neurotransmission.
Diabetic kidneys had significantly stronger ACKR2 staining in tubule and interstitial cells. Staining increased primarily in proximal tubule cells and in tubule cells that were too abnormal to distinguish as proximal or distal (Figure 6(a)).
In healthy individuals, ATP is released predominantly from stimulated enteric neurons [6], but its release from nonneuronal cells (e.g., smooth muscle fibres, interstitial cells of Cajal) might also occur [7].
So there is the possibility of injury, loss of interstitial cells and Sertoli in this way.
Interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) were first described as "neuron-like cells" at the motor neuron endings.[sup.1] The hypothesis was advanced by Thuneberg, who suggested that these cells had pacemaker activity in the intestine, as in the heart.
Interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) are the pacemaking cells in the gastrointestinal (GI) muscles that generate the rhythmic oscillations in the membrane potential known as slow waves [1-3].
LH stimulates the interstitial cells of Leydig to synthesize and secrete testosterone.
RCC, EMA, Inhibin, GFAP, CAM 5.2, CD 10, and CD 34 were negative on the interstitial cells. CD 34 was positive on the vascular endothelium (Fig 3,4,5).
It is proposed that the origin of GISTs is from the interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) given their CD117 and CD34 expression and histologic similarities to this cell.

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