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The glomus cell of the carotid labyrinth of Xenopus laevis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7105145     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The ultrastructure of the glomus cells of the carotid labyrinth was investigated in the anuran, Xenopus laevis. These cells show many catecholamine containing granules. About 50 cells in groups of 3-5 are located near the sinusoids. Morphologically, their organelles are similar to those previously reported in Bufo vulgaris. Striking features are (1) intimate appostion of the glomus cell to smooth muscle (g-s connection), (2) gap junctions between adjacent glomus cells, (3) exocytotic figures. Based on these findings a possible function of the glomus cell is discussed.
K Ishii; T Kusakabe
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cell and tissue research     Volume:  224     ISSN:  0302-766X     ISO Abbreviation:  Cell Tissue Res.     Publication Date:  1982  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-10-21     Completed Date:  1982-10-21     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417625     Medline TA:  Cell Tissue Res     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  459-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Carotid Body / ultrastructure*
Cytoplasmic Granules / ultrastructure
Intercellular Junctions / ultrastructure
Microscopy, Electron
Muscle, Smooth / ultrastructure
Organoids / ultrastructure
Synapses / ultrastructure
Xenopus laevis

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