flame cell


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.




TERM DEFINITION CITATIONS:

  PMID:26057828, PMID:21828097, OCLC:16809160


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  PLANA:0000065


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