Alveolar cell type II (pneumocyte II) in an alveolus (dog)

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Title Alveolar cell type II (pneumocyte II) in an alveolus (dog)
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 II; Alveolar cell type II
Description Electron microscopy. At (X) the alveolar space, the bulging alveolar cell type II shows the characteristic multilamellar bodies (*, cytosomes) that contain precusor material of surfactant. The lamellar bodies are responsible for the vacuolated appearance of these cells, and they give rise to surfactant (phospholipids, glycosaminoglycans, proteins). The free surface of the cell is provided with microvilli (↓).
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Collection Poja Histology Collection - Respiratory System Subset
ARK ark:/87278/s6xq0775
Setname ehsl_heal
Date Created 2012-12-11
Date Modified 2012-12-11
ID 890767
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