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Epithelial Cells

Postby sparky » Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:37 am

Hi everyone!

I am new to the site, i LOVE science, and i am currently doing a double major in both Biology and Chemistry. I want to work with animals once i leave school - but what job - i am unsure of.

Anyway, i need a little help.
I am currently trying to find information so i can learn about the function, size and location of organelles within and epithelial cell.

It's proving to be quite a task for me :lol:

Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

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Postby Darby » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:32 pm

What kind of epithelial cell? Every surface's epithelium will be different.

If you want a feel for the subject, do a Google search on epithelial ultrastructure (ultrastructure is subcellular anatomy). You'll notice all of the sources specify particular types of epithelial cells.
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Postby Dr.Stein » Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:45 am

We need specific question ;)
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Postby scmesser » Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:09 pm

Hello Dr. Stein,

I came across your postings at biology-online.org and I think you are clearly an expert I can count on.

Please tell me (as I am a clinical psychologist & psychiatric epidemiologist/ not biologist) but have access to serum samples, where can I find a readily accessible (web?) comprehensive list of assays that can be conducted using serum? I am trying to determine whether such biochemicals/potential markers such as immune agents (e.g., cytokines, interleukines), stress related hormones (e.g., ACTH, cortisol, CRF, etc), and possibly infectious disease agents (e.g., plasmodium gondi) can be identified reliably in serum? Oh, and why not DNA... I know there are no white blood cells, but why not the possibility of propogating fragments that certainly are there to be found???

Thanks so much for your time, shared wisdom, and assistance.


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Postby dipjyoti » Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:59 am

We can classify epithelial cells by it's Shape ,Stratification, Specializations.

The general function of epithelial cells are including secretion, absorption, protection, transcellular transport, sensation detection, and selective permeability.

But we need perticular query to solve.

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