intercellular bridges

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in·ter·cel·lu·lar bridg·es

slender cytoplasmic strands connecting adjacent cells; in histologic sections of the epidermis and other stratified squamous epithelia, the bridges are processes without cytoplasmic continuity attached by desmosomes and are shrinkage artifacts of fixation; true bridges with cytoplasmic confluence exist between incompletely divided germ cells.

in·ter·cel·lu·lar bridges

(in'tĕr-sel'yū-lăr brij'ĕz)
Slender cytoplasmic strands connecting adjacent cells; in histologic sections the bridges are shrinkage artifacts; true bridges with cytoplasmic confluence exist between incompletely divided germ cells.
Synonym(s): cell bridges, cytoplasmic bridges.
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Meiosis in oocyte nuclei ceases at the diplotene stage of prophase I, during which they connect to one another by cytoplasmic bridges. Syncytia are surrounded by somatic cells, including pre-granulosa and stromal mesenchymal cells.
Germ-cell syncytia presented in the superficial cortical areas (figure 2A).These syncytia were arranged in the form of cord-like structures surrounded by the ovarian somatic cells (figure 2B).The mean value of the diameters of the small oocytes was 9.39[+ or -]0.76 [micro]m, and they had formed syncytia by connecting with the cytoplasmic bridges (figure 2B).
(22) These cytoplasmic bridges are similar to the ring channels in the drosophila ovary.
One explanation for this phenomenon, introduced by Wolf (1997), is that there may be a secondary fusion of cells, which could occur during gonial mitosis, where a complex system of cytoplasmic bridges connects the germ cells throughout spermatogenesis.
Some commonly found cytopathic effects include rounding, vacuolation, clustering, formation of cytoplasmic bridges, syncytia formation, inclusion body formation and cell death.
2), but were linked by cytoplasmic bridges. In the cells, radial microtubules were observed (Fig.
Cytoplasmic droplets connected to the cell body by thin cytoplasmic bridges were observed behind the nucleus (Fig.
In the time-lapse movies, other forms of motility are visible in the apical projections, including bidirectional translocations of mitochondria, formation and migration of cytoplasmic bridges between projections, and modest extensions and retractions of the tips of the projections.

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