apocrine secretion


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apocrine secretion

A secretion in which the apical end of a secreting cell is broken off and its contents extruded, as in the mammary gland.
See also: secretion
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Epithelial cells of the posterior midgut are each characterized by the presence of a well-developed striated border relative to the digestive cells of the anterior midgut, which suggests a role of nutrient absorption; moreover the occurrence of apocrine secretion or release of cytoplasmic vesicles into the lumen was not observed.
phyllinus with those of other Orthopteroidea showed differences in apocrine secretion and the occurrence of gastric caecae in the posterior midgut.
Exportation of mouse vas deferens protein, a protein without a signal from vas deferens epithelium: a model of apocrine secretion. Biol.