epithelium epithelium

Definition(s):

  • (n) membranous tissue covering internal organs and other internal surfaces of the body

Usage(s):

  1. Tiny finger-like projections in the small intestine's lining absorb fluid and nutrients into the blood through the capillary-rich layer beneath the epithelium.
  2. Although the epithelium always grew back, the cornea retained its new shape.
  3. The cells that constitute this tissue are known as RPE, or retinal pigment epithelium, cells.

News

  1. Pilot clinical study into iPS cell therapy for eye disease starts in Japan

    ( RIKEN ) RIKEN is pleased to announce the launch of a pilot study to assess the safety and feasibility of the transplantation of autologous induced pluripotent stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelium cell sheets in patients with exudative (wet-type) age-related macular degeneration.
    on July 30, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  2. Cells move as concentration shifts

    ( Springer ) New research sheds new light on the physical mechanisms provoking the displacement of a sheet of cell, known as an epithelium. It covers our organs including the stomach and intestine, as well as our epidermis. In a paper about to appear in EPJ E, Martine Ben Amar from Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, explains the importance of understanding the displacement of the ...
    on July 29, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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