Jan 1, 1976

The APUD cell concept

Journal of Surgical Oncology
L H Smith


Embryonic neural crest cells have been traced to the primitive entoderm where they differentiate into a family of hormone-producing cells, APUD cells. The APUD cell concept explains many otherwise seemingly dissociated clinical circumstances involving endocrine glands and hormone production by tumors.

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Endocrine Glands
Malignant Carcinoid Syndrome
Hormones, Ectopic
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
Neural Crest
Protein Precursors
Gastrointestinal System

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