flame cell



Overview

Terminal structure of the protonephridia unit, capping the proximal tubules. Flame cells are defined by the filtration weir, which consists of closely apposed strands of cytoplasm surrounding a central cilia bundle, and by numerous microvilli between weir and cilia. Positive for acetyated tubulin.

 

flame cell

 

"FLAME CELL" TERM REFERENCES

OCLC:16809160 , PMID:21828097 , PMID:26057828

 

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