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enterochromaffin-like cell

Friday 27 December 2013

enterochromaffin-like (ECL) cells


Endocrine cells of the gastric oxyntic mucosa, and especially the enterochromaffin-like (ECL) cells, are the progenitors of gastrin-promoted proliferative lesions whose tumorigenic potential largely depends on the background condition in which they arise.


- enterochromaffin-like cell hyperplasia