Epithelioid cells

Epithelioid cells

characteristic cells of granulomatous hypersensitivity. They appear as large, flattened cells with increased endoplasmic reticulum. They are believed to be activated macrophages that have differentiated as a result of prolonged antigenic stimulation. Further differentiation or fusion of epithelioid cells is thought to produce multinucleated giant cells (giant cells).

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Epithelioid_cells&oldid=57230"
First | Previous (Epithelial tissue) | Next (Epithelium) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.