Epithelium of trachea (mammals, common respiratory epithelium)

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Title Epithelium of trachea (mammals, common respiratory epithelium)
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 Respiratory epithelium ; Pseudostratified epithelium; Basal cells
Description Scheme electron microscopy. Columnar ciliated cells (1) with up to 200 motile cilia with an organelle-rich apex and in the middle a goblet cell (2) with accumulation of mucus secretion granules in the apex. Note that all epithelial cells (i.e., junctions) contact the basal lamina. Four basal cells (3) do not extend to the free surface, they are the stem cells for, among others, ciliated cells and goblet cells. Each population generally contributes about 30% of the total cell population. Endocrine cells (less than 10%) and brush cells are not depicted in this picture.
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Rights http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/
Collection Poja Histology Collection - Respiratory System Subset
ARK ark:/87278/s6g47sk1
Setname ehsl_heal
Date Created 2012-12-11
Date Modified 2012-12-11
ID 890670
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6g47sk1
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