stellate reticulum


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enamel reticulum

the central core of loosely arranged tissue in the enamel organ between the inner and outer layers of the enamel epithelium of the developing tooth.
Synonym(s): stellate reticulum
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stel·late re·tic·u·lum

(stel'āt rĕ-tik'yū-lŭm)
A network of epithelial cells disposed in a fluid-filled compartment in the center of the enamel organ between the outer and inner enamel epithelium.
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e·nam·el re·tic·u·lum

(ĕ-namĕl rĕ-tikyŭ-lŭm)
Central core of loosely arranged tissue in enamel organ between inner and outer layers of enamel epithelium of developing tooth.
Synonym(s): stellate reticulum.
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observed also staining of MMP-20 in the odontoblast, in some pulp cells and in the stellate reticulum. This is coincident with our study, were we found staining of enamelysin in presecretory odontoblast and papilla cells.
In ameloblastoma, the stellate reticulum like cells shows cytoplasmic reaction while the neoplastic epithelial cells show both cytoplasmic and membranous immunostaining.12
In the center of the islands, loosely organized cells were found, resembling the stellate reticulum of the enamel organ (Fig.
The stellate reticulum within epithelial islands is often condensed presenting a less orderly pattern.
A network of peripheral columnar pre ameloblastic cells and central loosely arranged cells resembling the stellate reticulum, could be observed in some areas (Fig 3).