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Enterochromaffin-like cell

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Description of Enterochromaffin-like cell

Enterochromaffin-like cell: Irregular-shaped argyrophilic cells which produce histamine, chromogranin A/pancreastatin, and an as yet unidentified peptide hormone. They are the predominant endocrine cell type of the oxyntic (acid-producing) mucosa of the stomach. ECL cells respond to gastrin by releasing their secretory products and this source of histamine acts as the positive paracrine stimulator of the release of hydrochloric acid from the parietal cell.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Enterochromaffin-like cell: Neuroendocrine cells in the glands of the GASTRIC MUCOSA. They produce HISTAMINE and peptides such as CHROMOGRANINS. ECL cells respond to GASTRIN by releasing histamine which acts as a paracrine stimulator of the release of HYDROCHLORIC ACID from the GASTRIC PARIETAL CELLS.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Source - MeSH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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