APUD cell

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APUD cell refers to a type of cell in the mucosa. The name is derived from an acronym, referring to the following:[1][2]

  • Amine - for high amine content.
  • Precursor Uptake - for high uptake of (amine) precursors.
  • Decarboxylase - for high content of the enzyme amino acid decarboxylase (for conversion of precursors to amines).

See also


  1. Stedman's Medical Dictionary. URL: http://www.emedicine.com/asp/dictionary.asp?keyword=apud. Accessed on: June 30, 2007.
  2. Welbourn RB (1977). "Current status of the apudomas". Ann. Surg. 185 (1): 1–12. PMID 12724. Full Free Text.

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