Neuroendocrine cells

Neuroendocrine Cells: Specialized Neurons that produce hormones, such as Neuropeptides or Biogenic Amines. They generally are in the Nervous System, such as Hypothalamus, but can be found in other organs or systems. These neurons contain dense neurosecretory granules and Proprotein Convertases allowing the rapidly release of Neurohormones into the blood circulation upon stimulation.1


Types may include:2

Types of Neuroendocrine Cell:

  • Endocrine Cell of the Gastrointestinal System
  • Merkel Cell
  • Neural Crest-Derived Cell
  • Parafollicular Cell
  • Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Cell

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  1. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  2. Source: NCI Thesaurus

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