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Electron Microscopy of a Ciliated Cell in the Human Stomach

Authors
  • Yamashiro, K.
  • Suzuki, H.
  • Nagayo, T.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Beiträge zur Pathologie: "Aschoff's" Journal
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1977
Accepted Date
Dec 12, 1976
Volume
160
Issue
4
Pages
401–406
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/S0005-8165(77)80121-2
Source
Elsevier
Keywords
License
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Abstract

A ciliated cell was observed electron microscopically in a pyloric gland with intestinal metaplasia. This specimen was obtained from the gastric antrum of a 61 -year-old man suffering from gastric cancer. The cell had flask-like contour and possessed numerous cilia protruding from the free surface of a deeply indented cytoplasm into the glandular lumen. Most cilia were similar in structure to normal kinocilia and had nine peripheral doublets and two central microtubules (9 + 2 configuration). Some cilia, however, showed varying configurations, such as 9 + 0,9 + 3, or 9 + 4. The occurence of ciliated cell in human stomach may be related to the disturbance of cellular differentiation of the gastric primordial cells during metaplastic change.

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