Telocyte morphologies and potential roles in diseases.

  title={Telocyte morphologies and potential roles in diseases.},
  author={Yonghua Zheng and Chunxue Bai and Xiangdong Wang},
  journal={Journal of cellular physiology},
  volume={227 6},
Telocytes (TCs) are a new type of interstitial cells, a small cellular body with the presence of 2-5 prolongations named as telopode (Tp)-very thin (less than 0.2 µm) and extremely long (10-1,000 µm), a moniliform aspect, and caveolae, containing a nucleus surrounded by a small amount of cytoplasm. The nucleus occupies about 25% of TC body volume and contains clusters of heterochromatin attached to the nuclear envelope. The perinuclear cytoplasm is rich in mitochondria and contains a small… CONTINUE READING


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