Salivary Glands' Ionocytes

Salivary Glands' Ionocytes ...

Researchers at Scripps Research and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research have discovered a cell called an ionocyte in salivary glands that is likely to be beneficial for oral health and may have implications for cystic fibrosis. EGF10-expressing ionocytes (red) are directly contact with contractile myoepithelial cells (green), which release saliva from the ducts (nuclei shown in blue). Their maintenance is an important function of the FGF10

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