acinar cell


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ac·i·nar cell

any secreting cell lining an acinus, applied especially to the cells of the pancreas that furnish pancreatic enzymes, to distinguish them from the cells of ducts and the pancreatic islets of Langerhans.
Synonym(s): acinous cell

acinar cell

[as′inər]
Etymology: L, acinus, grape
a cell of the tiny lobules of a compound gland or similar saclike structure, such as an alveolus.

ac·i·nar cell

(as'i-năr sel)
Any secreting cell lining an acinus, especially applied to the cells of the pancreas that furnish pancreatic juice and enzymes to distinguish them from the cells of ducts and the islets of Langerhans.
Synonym(s): acinous cell.

acinar cell

A cell present in the acinus of an acinous gland, e.g., of the pancreas.
See also: cell
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Transmission electron micrograph of parotid salivary gland of 30 cm CVRL (141st day) buffalo foetus showing appearance of medium electron dense secretory granules (SG) in the acinar cells.
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The UPR is critical for efficient functioning of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in the pancreatic acinar cell, because the ER provides for the synthesis of cellular components necessary for transporting digestive enzymes manufactured in ER to zymogen granules for storage and for secretion.
31] revealed alleviation of pathological changes by lycopene pretreatment including protection against necrosis and apoptosis in acinar cells which was maintained by relieving the mitochondrial and endoplasmic stress, decreased levels of TNF-[alpha], serum amylase, C-reactive protein, MDA and lipid peroxidation, and also heightened SOD state.
Clinical characterististics and outcomes from an institutional series of acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas and related tumours.
3]H]arachidonic acid, we demonstrated that the stimulatory effect of the LPS on the acinar cell arachidonic acid release was susceptible to inhibition by MAFP, a specific inhibitor of cPL[A.
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The acinar cells secrete pancreatic juices--water containing salts and enzymes--that flow from small ducts into the main pancreatic ducts and eventually empty into the duodenum to aid digestion.
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Histologically, acinar cell carcinoma consists of acinar, trabecular, or solid proliferations of uniform tumor cells with diffuse granular cytoplasm.