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Myoepithelial Cells from a Human Sweat Gland

  • Radivoj V. Krstić

Abstract

As indicated in Plate 116, myoepithelial cells do not stem from the mesenchyme, but from the ectoderm. They are specially differentiated epithelial cells that resemble smooth muscle cells because of their faculty of contraction. For this reason, these cells are described here in the muscular tissue section.

Keywords

Smooth Muscle Cell Elastic Fiber Myoepithelial Cell Sweat Gland Secretory Product 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Radivoj V. Krstić
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  1. 1.Institut d’Histologie et d’EmbryologieUniversité de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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