Air-blood barrier in the lung (mammals)

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Title Air-blood barrier in the lung (mammals)
Creator Poels, Lambert G.
Contributor Lambert G. Poels, PhD, UMC St Radboud Nijmegen; Paul H. K. Jap, PhD, UMC St Radboud Nijmegen
Date 2006-09-28
Subject Pneumocyte type I ; Pneumocyte type II
Description Scheme electron microscopy. (1, ↓) Represents type I pneumocytes lining alveolar spaces (A). Cell (2) represents a free alveolar macrophage. The type II pneumocyte (3) is adherent to type I pneumocyte extensions (note junctional connection), and contains multilamellar bodies (surfactant). A myofibroblast (4) is located in the interstitium (note surrounding cross-sectioned collagen fiber dots), and (*) indicate elastin. (5, ↓) Indicate endothelial cells within the capillaries. (6↔) Indicates the thin-walled area of the air-blood barrier.
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Format image/jpeg
Collection Poja Histology Collection - Respiratory System Subset
ARK ark:/87278/s6cc42zm
Setname ehsl_heal
Date Created 2012-12-11
Date Modified 2012-12-11
ID 890663
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