enteroendocrine cells


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en·ter·o·en·do·crine cells

cells, scattered throughout the digestive tract and lung that are of several varieties and are believed to produce at least 20 different gastrointestinal hormones and neurotransmitters; they contain granules that may be either argentaffinic or argyrophilic.

en·ter·o·en·do·crine cells

(en'tĕr-ō-en'dō-krin selz)
A family of cells with argyrophilic granules occurring throughout the digestive tract and believed to produce at least 20 gastrointestinal hormones and neurotransmitters.

Kulchitsky,

Nicholas, Russian histologist, 1856-1925.
Kulchitsky carcinoma - a small cell carcinoma of the esophagus composed of Kulchitsky cells with neurosecretory granules.
Kulchitsky cells - cells scattered throughout the digestive tract believed to produce at least 20 different gastrointestinal hormones and neurotransmitters. Synonym(s): enteroendocrine cells
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ENTEROENDOCRINE CELLS OF THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT IN ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION
The gastric glands are composed of five cell types, including the chief cells, parietal cells, mucous neck cells, enteroendocrine cells, and undifferentiated adult stem cells.
Gastric banding is "a purely restrictive procedure," while gastric bypass--especially Roux-en-Y bypass--diverts nutrients to the distal small intestine, where enteroendocrine cells secrete GLP-1, the researchers wrote.
During observation and analysis of the now in vivo organoids, they looked for signs of posterior region enteroendocrine cells, which make hormones found in naturally developed human colon.
During observation and analysis of the now in vivo organoids, study authors looked for signs of posterior region enteroendocrine cells, which make hormones found in naturally developed human colon.
Duodenaljejunal bypass protects GK rats from {beta}-cell loss and aggravation of hyperglycemia and increases enteroendocrine cells coexpressing GIP and GLP-1.
The endogenous ligand for this receptor is ghrelin9 Ghrelin is a 28 amino acid peptide produced by enteroendocrine cells of stomach in response to negative energy balance.
Evidence indicates that the pathophysiology of IBS is related to a variety of cells in the intestine including epithelial cells, enteroendocrine cells, neuronal cells, and immune cells.
The villi contain specialized, differentiated cell types including cells of the absorptive lineage (e.g., enterocytes) and of the secretory lineage (e.g., enteroendocrine cells and goblet cells) [4].
Three differentiated epithelial lineages mediate colonic function: the colonocytes, or absorptive enterocytes, the mucus-secreting goblet cells, and the less abundant enteroendocrine cells. Each crypt unit is maintained by multipotent stem cells (SCs), located at the bottom of the crypt.
Here, a variety of enteroendocrine cells secrete numerous peptide hormones that play important roles in glucose homeostasis and energy metabolism.
IDENTIFICATION OF PRODUCER ENTEROENDOCRINE CELLS OF GLUCAGON LIKE-PEPTIDE-1 (GLP-1) IN THE INTESTINE OF ALPACA