Paneth Cells D019879

Anatomy [A] » Digestive System [A03] » Gastrointestinal Tract » Intestines » Intestinal Mucosa » Paneth Cells

Anatomy [A] » Tissues [A10] » Membranes » Mucous Membrane » Intestinal Mucosa » Paneth Cells

Anatomy [A] » Cells [A11] » Epithelial Cells » Paneth Cells

Description

Differentiated epithelial cells of the INTESTINAL MUCOSA, found in the basal part of the intestinal crypts of Lieberkuhn. Paneth cells secrete GROWTH FACTORS, digestive enzymes such as LYSOZYME and antimicrobial peptides such as cryptdins (ALPHA-DEFENSINS) into the crypt lumen.   MeSH

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