Stromal Cells

Some articles on cells, stromal cells, cell:

Desmoplasia - Normal Tissue Structure and Wound Response
... Normal tissues consist of parenchymal cells and stromal cells ... The parenchymal cells are the functional units of an organ, whereas the stromal cells provide the structure of the organ and secrete extracellular matrix as supportive ... In normal epithelial tissues, epithelial cells, or parenchymal cells of epithelia, are highly organized, polar cells ...
Stromal Cell
... In cell biology, stromal cells are connective tissue cells of any organ, for example in the uterine mucosa (endometrium), prostate, bone marrow, and the ovary ... They are cells that support the function of the parenchymal cells of that organ ... Fibroblasts, immune cells, pericytes, and inflammatory cells are the most common types of stromal cells ...
Stem Cell Factor - Role in Hematopoiesis
... in the regulation of HSCs in the stem cell niche in the bone marrow ... The stromal cells that surround HSCs are a component of the stem cell niche, and they release a number of ligands, including SCF ... In the bone marrow, HSCs and hematopoietic progenitor cells are adjacent to stromal cells, such as fibroblasts and osteoblasts (Figure 2) ...
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia - Cause
... This enzyme is localized principally in the stromal cells hence, those cells are the main site for the synthesis of DHT ... DHT can act in an autocrine fashion on the stromal cells or in paracrine fashion by diffusing into nearby epithelial cells ... In both of these cell types, DHT binds to nuclear androgen receptors and signals the transcription of growth factors that are mitogenic to the epithelial and stromal cells ...

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