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Found Epithelial 31 times.

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1. Amniotic caruncle
An amniotic caruncle is a small red fleshy swelling of epithelial origin which is occassionally found at the placental insertion of the umbilical cord.

2. Basal cell carcinoma (basaloma, hair matrix carcinoma)
An epithelial (skin) cancer that doesn't usually metastasize but can invade adjacent tissues.

3. Brush border
The collection of microvilli forming a border on the intestinal side of the epithelial cells of the small intestine .

4. Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)
This is an antigen in blood which is elevated in certain cancers of epithelial origin, notably colon, breast, lung and stomach. CEA is a molecule expressed on surfaces of epithelial cells during embryogenesis but is later confined to only the apical surface. Its function is related to cell adhesions. Tumor formation is accompanied with elevated expression of CEA. Blood CEA levels is a tumor marker to detect the recurrence of cancer or residual activity of cancer after surgery. However, CEA is a non-specific marker of cancer, and may be elevated in noncancerous conditions such as cigarette smoking, ulcerative colitis, liver disease, and lung infection. Therefore, CEA is not useful as a screening test. (Normal levels of serum carcinoembryonic antigen are 0 to 2.5 ug/L.)

5. Carcinoma
A tumor that develops from epithelial cells, such as the inside of the cheek or the lining of the intestine.

6. Carcinoma in situ
An epithelial cancer, typically in the uterus, that has not yet spread to underlying tissues.

7. Cystocarcinoma (cystoepithelioma)
A type of carcinoma , or epithelial cancer , where the main symptom is the formation of cyst s (fluid-filled sacs).

8. Desmoplaquin
A protein component of the desmosome , which is an area along the outside of an epithelial cell that is in very close contact with another epithelial cell.

9. Desmosome
An area along the outside of an epithelial cell that is in very close contact with another epithelial cell. The areas of contact help different cells of the same tissue function together, and adds strength to the tissue.

10. Epidermal growth factor (EGF)
A polypeptide growth factor that stimulates the growth of epithelial cells. It was discovered by Stanley Cohen, and a part of the gene which codes for the receptor on the cells that heed its signals is extremely similar to the erb-b oncogene (proto- cancer gene).

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