Cilia in the porcine bile ductule: motile or sensory
|Title||Cilia in the porcine bile ductule: motile or sensory|
|Author(s)||Cornelia Gilroy, A. Singh, E. Shahidi|
|Journal||Histology and Histopathology|
|Abstract||Oligociliated epithelial cells or cells with a solitary cilium were observed lining hepatic bile ductules in pigs. The cilia were situated in the midst of microvilli, and arose from a basal body that was located in the vicinity of the free surface of the epithelium. The axonemal pattern revealed in transverse sections of the cilia was 7+1, 8+1, 8+2 or 9+0, Although devoid of the classical axoneme pattern, we assume some of the cilia to be motile, and other to be sensory structures that would assist bile formation and secretion.|
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