The primary cilium of telocytes in the vasculature: electron microscope imaging.
Bottom Line: The fine structure of the wall of blood vessels has been studied previously using the electron microscope, but the presence the telocytes associated with vasculature, a specific new cellular entity, has not been studied in depth.Interestingly, telocytes have been recently found in the epicardium, myocardium, endocardium, human term placenta, duodenal lamina propria and pleura.Here, the telocyte-blood vessels cell proximity, the relationship between telocytes, exosomes and nervous trunks may have a special significance.
Affiliation: Department of Human Anatomy and Histology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain. email@example.comShow MeSH
Mentions: By immunohistochemistry, cell expressing the stemness marker c-kit could be found in all the types of blood vessels studied: arterioles, venules and capillaries. c-kit was expressed in cells located just behind the muscle layer surrounding blood vessels (Fig. 1A). Sections containing archetypal myenteric plexus interstitial cell of Cajal (ICC-MP) from the digestive tract were used as positive controls (Fig. 1B).
Affiliation: Department of Human Anatomy and Histology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain. firstname.lastname@example.org