The newly discovered class of cells expressing olfactory receptors in human airways, called pulmonary neuroendocrine cells
, or PNECs, were found by a team led by Yehuda Ben-Shahar and Michael J.
Are neuroendocrine cells
of practical value as an independent prognostic parameter in prostate cancer?
Expression of the neuroendocrine cell
marker 7B2 in human ACTH secreting tumours.
Keywords: androgen-dependence, discriminant analysis, neuroendocrine cells
, NPY, peptidergic fibres, rat prostate, serotonin, VIP.
Neurone-specific enolase is a molecular marker for peripheral and central neuroendocrine cells
NET are a rare type of cancer that originate in neuroendocrine cells
found throughout the body, and are most often found in the GI tract, lungs or pancreas[sup.
2] They originate from neuroendocrine cells
, and can be divided into different embryological sites of origin: tumours of the fore-gut, the mid-gut and hind-gut.
In support of the latter theory, neuroendocrine cells
have been detected within normal urothelial mucosa and in 1 case subjacent to a mixed tumor (SCC and URO).
These cells are thought to be neuroendocrine in origin, and have the ability to differentiate into fibroblasts, smooth muscle cells, endothelial cells and neuroendocrine cells
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression in prostatic tumors and its relationship to neuroendocrine cells
Merkel cells are neuroendocrine cells
that reside in the vertebrate epidermis, passing mechanical stimuli on to sensory neurons.
3) Wassef et al further suggested the derivation of neuroendocrine cells
from the multipotential basal cells of middle ear epithelium, which would acquire mixed mucous and/or neuroendocrine features during neoplastic transformation.