Publication
Title
Electron microscopic study of the porcine choroid plexus epithelium
Author
Abstract
The choroid plexus (CP) is a highly vascularized organ in the brain ventricles which acts as the main producer of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). A study of the surface ultrastructure of the porcine CP was performed using scanning and transmission electron microscopy. The vascular walls of the capillaries were fenestrated. Epiplexus cells of different morphology were abundant on top of the epithelial surface. Two types of epithelial cells were present, characterized by the presence or absence of microvilli. Some epithelial cells contained cilia while other cells had large secretory protrusions called blebs. In the choroid epithelium of the lateral ventricles, some cells with large depressions were present. Cells with peduncles, such as recently discovered in the buffalo, could not be recognized. The variability of the choroidal surface structures clearly indicates the active role of the CP in the formation and maintenance of the CSF and its components.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Anatomia, histologia, embryologia: journal of veterinary medicine: series C. - Berlin
Publication
Berlin : 2008
ISSN
0340-2096
Volume/pages
37:6(2008), p. 458-463
ISI
000261131800012
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 11.04.2012
Last edited 30.05.2017