Fine structure of the frog palate mucociliary epithelium.

  title={Fine structure of the frog palate mucociliary epithelium.},
  author={Edith Puchelle and Agn{\`e}s Petit and J. J. Adnet},
  journal={Journal of submicroscopic cytology},
  volume={16 2},
The mucociliary epithelium (MCE) of the frog palate is a pseudostratified columnar respiratory epithelium supported by connective tissue with no submucosal glands. Morphologically different types of cells have been identified using scanning and transmission electron microscopy: ciliated cells, mucous and serous cells, intermediate cells, basal cells, and patches of vomero-nasal epithelium with sensory receptors and supporting cells. The cilia of the MCE of the frog palate are 5 to 7 microns… CONTINUE READING