The primary cilium of telocytes in the vasculature: electron microscope imaging.
Bottom Line: Interestingly, telocytes have been recently found in the epicardium, myocardium, endocardium, human term placenta, duodenal lamina propria and pleura.Also, we demonstrated the first evidence of a primary cilium in telocytes.Several functions have been proposed for these cells.
Affiliation: Department of Human Anatomy and Histology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain. firstname.lastname@example.orgShow MeSH
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Mentions: Vascular telocytes showed typical features: small cellular body; long, thin and moniliform prolongations with dichotomic branching pattern; mitochondria, well-developed Golgi apparatus and polyribosomes. In addition, we have identified a novel cytoplasmic component; a deep invagination that is continuous with the plasma membrane, the cilium-pit, which accommodate the primary cilium (Fig. 5A and B). The cilium that extends into the extracellular matrix showed a structure 9 + 0 (absence of the central filaments) and a length of about 2–3 μm (Fig. 6A and B).
Affiliation: Department of Human Anatomy and Histology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain. email@example.com