Chief Cells, Gastric D019872

Anatomy [A] » Tissues [A10] » Membranes » Mucous Membrane » Gastric Mucosa » Chief Cells, Gastric

Anatomy [A] » Cells [A11] » Epithelial Cells » Chief Cells, Gastric

Anatomy [A] » Digestive System [A03] » Gastrointestinal Tract » Upper Gastrointestinal Tract » Stomach » Gastric Mucosa » Chief Cells, Gastric

Description

Epithelial cells that line the basal half of the GASTRIC GLANDS. Chief cells synthesize and export an inactive enzyme PEPSINOGEN which is converted into the highly proteolytic enzyme PEPSIN in the acid environment of the STOMACH.   MeSH

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