Talk:Chromaffin cell

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Proposed merge[edit]

Chromaffin cells (either N cells that produce norephinephrine or E cells differentiated out of N cells through glucocorticoid stimulus that convert norepinephrine into epinephrine), found in the suprarenal medulla) are chromophillic (i.e. stain yellow with chromium salts), but so are enterochromaffin cells, which are distinctly different in function and location (store serotonin, found in the GI system). I don't think that the two articles should be merged. Lenrodman (talk)` —Preceding comment was added at 04:22, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Oppose as per Lenrodman. - Draeco (talk) 06:09, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
Then the chromophil article needs to be updated with more information. As it stands, the information in chromophil is not enough to warrant a separate article. More information should be included regarding chromophil cells and perhaps more detail on the chemistry involved. Alternatively, chromaffin cells could be merged into chromophil. As 'chromaffin cell' strictly refers to aminergic cells exhibiting this property, I oppose a merge at the present time.--Jmcclare (talk) 02:00, 21 February 2008 (UTC)


I think that the structures are confusing as the benzole-ring with it's substituents is rotated in the second structure. It suggests that there is a difference in the position of the OH-group while the two structures are equivalent in this aspect. (talk) 11:48, 17 March 2014 (UTC)Goronzon

Why does "chromaphil" redirect here?[edit]

Term is not used or explained in the article. (talk) 00:24, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

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intro paragraph[edit]

The intro paragraph is very detailed and gives no overview about what these cells do. Also the part about the neuroblast cells:

1) Neuroblasts: These cells migrate, during the fourth to the fifth week of fetal development in humans, on both sides of the spinal cord toward the region just behind the dorsal aorta forming the two chains of sympathetic ganglia (Sympathetic chain). From these ganglia, the post synaptic sympathetic fibers will arise and extend toward their distend organ. Some of these cells will migrate to the adrenal medulla to form sympathetic ganglia cells within the adrenal medulla (without postsynaptic sympathetic fibers). A tumor arising from these cells is called neuroblastoma."

is off topic. Arich7 (talk) 04:41, 18 August 2017 (UTC)