Copper cells and stomach acid secretion in the Drosophila midgut.

  title={Copper cells and stomach acid secretion in the Drosophila midgut.},
  author={Ronald R. Dubreuil},
  journal={The international journal of biochemistry & cell biology},
  volume={36 5},
Copper cells in the Drosophila midgut were originally named for their ability to accumulate dietary copper. Recent studies have uncovered a number of intriguing similarities between copper cells and the acid-producing gastric parietal cells of the mammalian stomach. In addition to their shared roles in stomach acidification, they share a peculiar invaginated morphology in which the apical cell surface is buried deep within the cytoplasm. These shared properties of morphology and function… CONTINUE READING

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