flame cell

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NAME:

  flame cell


DEFINITON:

  Terminal structure of the protonephridia unit, capping the proximal tubules. Flame cells are defined by the filtration weir‚ or filtration diaphragm, 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


TERM CITATIONS:


TERM ID:

  PLANA:0000065


ABOUT THIS TERM:

flame cell

  ↳is a material entity and terminally differentiated cell

  ↳adjacent to proximal tubule

  ↳contained in tail region, copulatory region, posterior region of the whole animal, parapharyngeal region, prepharyngeal region, head region, dorsal region of the whole animal and anterior region of the whole animal

  ↳existence overlaps juvenile, asexual adult and adult hermaphrodite

  ↳part of flame bulb


  → proximal tubule adjacent to flame cell


  → flame cell lumen and nephridiopore part of flame cell



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