Coloured TEM of neuroendocrine cell in duodenum

Coloured TEM of neuroendocrine cell in duodenum

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Caption: False-colour transmission electron micrograph of a neuro-endocrine cell in the human duodenum. The cell has a large round nucleus (partly seen at right, coloured green). The cytoplasm (blue) contains a cluster of cytoplasmic granules (small red bodies). Neuroendocrine cells are found in the epithelium of the gut & their function is still poorly understood. The granules which characterise them are known to contain a variety of hormones which the cells produce & release into the blood stream. The granules are known as neuroendocrine or neurosecretory granules. Magnif- ication: x8800 at 6x4.5cm size.

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Keywords: anatomy, digestion, digestive system, duodenum, endocrine cell in, endocrine cell in duodenum, gut, human body, neuroendocrine cell in gut, neuroendocrine granule, neurosecretory granule, small intestine

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