Cardiac Telocytes and Fibroblasts in Primary Culture: Different Morphologies and Immunophenotypes

@inproceedings{Bei2015CardiacTA,
  title={Cardiac Telocytes and Fibroblasts in Primary Culture: Different Morphologies and Immunophenotypes},
  author={Yihua Bei and Qiulian Zhou and Siyi Fu and Dongchao Lv and Ping Chen and Yuanyuan Chen and Fei Wang and Junjie Xiao},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
Telocytes (TCs) are a peculiar type of interstitial cells with very long prolongations termed telopodes. TCs have previously been identified in different anatomic structures of the heart, and have also been isolated and cultured from heart tissues in vitro. TCs and fibroblasts, both located in the interstitial spaces of the heart, have different morphologies and functionality. However, other than microscopic observation, a reliable means to make differential diagnosis of cardiac TCs from… CONTINUE READING