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Epithelia

Friday 11 July 2003

Types

- simple epitheliums

  • simple squamous epithelium
  • simple cuboidal epithelium
  • simple columnar epithelium
  • simple ciliated columnar epithelium

- pseudostratified columnar ciliated epitheliums

  • pseudostratified columnar ciliated epithelium with goblet cells
    • respiratory epithelium

- stratified epitheliums

  • stratified squamous nonkeratinizing epithelium
    • stratified squamous nonkeratinizing epithelium
    • stratified squamous keratinizing epithelium
  • stratified columnar epithelium
  • transitiomal epithelium (urothelium)

- columnar epithelium

  • digestive epithelium

Pathology

- epithelial lesions

  • epithelial atrophy
  • epithelial ulceration
  • epithelial cellular infiltrations
  • epithelial hyperplasia
  • epithelial dysplasia

- epithelial diseases
- epithelial tumors

  • benign epithelial tumors
  • malignant epithelial tumors (carcinomas)

See also

- epithelial structures

  • surface epitheliums
  • glandular epitheliums (glands)
    • exocrine glands
    • emdocrine glands

References

- Sousa S, Lecuit M, Cossart P. Microbial strategies to target, cross or disrupt epithelia. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2005 Oct;17(5):489-98. PMID: 16102958


- Epithelia: functional modifications by Robert V. Blystone, Ph.D., Professor of Biology at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas