• cuboidal
  • Cuboidal epithelium has cells whose height and width are approximately the same (cube shaped). (wikipedia.org)
  • The basal cells are small, nearly cuboidal cells thought to have some ability to differentiate into other cells types found within the epithelium. (wikipedia.org)
  • Simple cuboidal epithelia are found on the surface of ovaries, the lining of nephrons, the walls of the renal tubules, and parts of the eye and thyroid. (wikipedia.org)
  • Simple cuboidal epithelium commonly differentiates to form the secretory and duct portions of glands. (wikipedia.org)
  • Retinal
  • Retinal pigment epithelium detach. (mendeley.com)
  • The pigmented layer of retina or retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is the pigmented cell layer just outside the neurosensory retina that nourishes retinal visual cells, and is firmly attached to the underlying choroid and overlying retinal visual cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • cells
  • The outer layer of this is a ciliated epithelium or layer of cells. (dictionary.com)
  • Doctors specializing in the female reproductive system, called gynecologists, are required to familiarize themselves with the normal appearance of vaginal epithelium and its cells. (wisegeek.com)
  • Epithelia can also be organized into clusters of cells that function as exocrine and endocrine glands. (medicalxpress.com)
  • The epithelium itself has multiple layers of cells including a lower membrane that holds on to the underlying layers of the cornea. (usaeyes.org)
  • The intestinal epithelium is the layer of cells that forms the luminal surface or lining of both the small and large intestine (colon) of the gastrointestinal tract. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some diseases and conditions are caused by dysfunction in the intestinal epithelium, and some diseases and conditions cause problems with these cells, which then leads to further complications. (wikipedia.org)
  • The epithelium is composed of a single layer of cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • In this way, the total number of cells making up the intestinal epithelium remains constant. (wikipedia.org)
  • During gonadal sex development, the coelomic epithelium, additionally with germ cells and mesenchymal cells make the indifferent gonad. (wikipedia.org)
  • As the coelomic epithelium is confronted with XY chromosomes, they will differentiate into sertoli cells, which subsequently produce antimüllerian hormone, leading to the regression of the Müllerian duct. (wikipedia.org)
  • As the coelomic epithelium is confronted with XX chromosomes, the cells will differentiate into granulosa cells, which will not produce antimüllerian hormone and thus allow the development of the Müllerian duct. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hence, it appears as though several layers of cells are present and the epithelium is called pseudostratified. (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, these basal cells respond to injury of the airway epithelium, migrating to cover a site denuded of differentiated epithelial cells, and subsequently differentiating to restore a healthy epithelial cell layer. (wikipedia.org)
  • Secretion: The RPE is an epithelium which closely interacts with photoreceptors on one side but must also be able to interact with cells on the blood side of the epithelium, such as endothelial cells or cells of the immune system. (wikipedia.org)
  • keratin
  • In heavily keratinized epithelium, the keratin filaments become progressively more abundant toward the surface, which on the dry surfaces of the body may consist of a layer of dead corneocytes . (biology-online.org)
  • superficial
  • Even non-keratinized surfaces, consisting as they do of keratinocytes, have a minor superficial keratinized layer of varying thickness, depending on the age of the epithelium and the damage it has experienced. (wikipedia.org)
  • The superficial cell layer, that which lines the lumen, is the only fully differentiated layer of the epithelium. (wikipedia.org)