Apud cells

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Polypeptide hormone-producing cells (bright cell system) originating from the neural crest and assigned to the APUD system, which occur in various organs. APUD cells have in common the ability to take up and decarboxylate amines or their precursors (amine precursor uptake and decarboxylation). S.a.u. Carcinoid syndrome.

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020