Peg cell

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A peg cell is a non-ciliated epithelial cell within the uterine tube (oviduct or Fallopian tube). These cells are also known as an intercalated or intercalary cell. These cells represent one of 3 epithelial cell types found within the normal fallopian tube epithelium and are the most infrequent (<10% of total cells). The other two cell types include ciliated columnar and non-ciliated secretory cells. The ratio of these remaining cells is dictated by an individual's hormone status. Peg cells are thought to represent a quiescent maturational stage of the background non-ciliated secretory cells. Unlike secretory cells, these cells lack apical granules reflecting their non-functional nature. [1][2]

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Thought to represent a quiescent maturational stage of secretory cells.

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  1. ^ Ancel Blaustein; Robert J. Kurman (2002). Blaustein's pathology of the female genital tract. Springer. pp. 619–. ISBN 978-0-387-95203-1. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Liang Cheng; David G. Bostwick (2006). Essentials of anatomic pathology. Springer. pp. 1093–. ISBN 978-1-58829-461-6. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 

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