A structural basis for fluid secretion by malpighian tubules.

  title={A structural basis for fluid secretion by malpighian tubules.},
  author={Michael J. Berridge and James L. Oschman},
  journal={Tissue & cell},
  volume={1 2},
The Malpighian tubules of Calliphora are described, emphasizing the possible role of surface specializations in solute-linked water transport. The tubules are composed of two cell types, primary and stellate, intermingling along the tubule length. The primary cells have long narrow basal infoldings and a microvillate luminal border, both intimately associated with mitochondria. The stellate cells have shorter and wider basal infoldings and their apical microvilli do not contain mitochondria… CONTINUE READING

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