Telocytes in Exocrine Glands Stroma
- Mihnea Ioan NicolescuAffiliated withHistology and Cytology Department, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy“Victor Babeș” National Institute of Pathology Email author
Stroma is viewed as the supportive framework of a predominant epithelial organ, comprising mostly of connective tissue, blood vessels and nerves. Since the discovery of telocytes one decade ago (Popescu and Faussone-Pellegrini J Cell Mol Med 2010;14(4):729–40), their presence was proven in several exocrine gland stromata, including major and minor salivary glands, mammary glands as well as exocrine pancreas.
Telocytes have been found in a close connection with acinar and ductal structures but also with their stromal neighbours – nerves, blood vessels or other connective elements, either cells or collagen fibres.
The approaches used to reveal the telocytes’ location were immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy.
KeywordsMammary gland Pancreas Parotid Submandibular Telocytes
- Telocytes in Exocrine Glands Stroma
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- Connecting Cells
- pp 163-176
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- Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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- Springer Singapore
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- Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
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- 1. Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University Medical School
- 2. Department of Cellular and Molecular Med, Carol Davila Univ of Medicine&Pharmacy
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- 3. Histology and Cytology Department, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 8 Eroilor Sanitari, RO-050474, Bucharest, Romania
- 4. “Victor Babeș” National Institute of Pathology, Bucharest, Romania
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