Telocytes in the interstitium of human exocrine pancreas: ultrastructural evidence.

@article{Nicolescu2012TelocytesIT,
  title={Telocytes in the interstitium of human exocrine pancreas: ultrastructural evidence.},
  author={Mihnea Ioan Nicolescu and Laurentiu Mircea Popescu},
  journal={Pancreas},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={949-56}
}
OBJECTIVES Pancreatic interstitial cells are located among acini, ducts, nerves, and blood vessels. They are essential for pancreas development, physiology, and for oncogenic microenvironment. We identified cells with characteristic ultrastructural features of telocytes in pancreatic interstitium. Telocytes were initially described as interstitial Cajal-like cells, but it gradually became clear that they were a distinct novel cell type not directly related to canonical interstitial Cajal cells… CONTINUE READING
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