Transmission Electron Microscopy as Key Technique for the Characterization of Telocytes

Author(s): Irene Cantarero, Maria Jose Luesma, Jose Miguel Alvarez-Dotu, Eduardo Muñoz, Concepcion Junquera

Journal Name: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy

Volume 11 , Issue 5 , 2016

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It was 50 years ago when the details of cellular structure were first observed with an electron microscope (EM). Today, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) still provides the highest resolution detail of cellular ultrastructure. The existence of telocytes (TCs) has been described by Hinescu and Popescu in 2005 and up to now, many studies have been done in different tissues. EM has been fundamental in identification and recognition of TC and relationship between TC and stem cells (SCs) in recent years. We present a review on the importance of TEM to provide major advances in the knowledge of the biology of these cells.

Keywords: c-kit, stem cells, telocytes, transmission electron microscopy, ultrastructure.

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Year: 2016
Published on: 09 May, 2016
Page: [410 - 414]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/1574888X10666150306155435
Price: $65

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