Send us a Message



Submit Data |  Help |  Video Tutorials |  News |  Publications |  Download |  REST API |  Citing RGD |  Contact   

MAMMALIAN PHENOTYPE - ANNOTATIONS

The Mouse Adult Gross Anatomy Ontology and Mammalian Phenotype Ontology are downloaded weekly from the Mouse Genome Informatics databases at Jackson Laboratories (ftp://ftp.informatics.jax.org/pub/reports/index.html). For more information about these ontologies, see the MGI Publications Page at http://www.informatics.jax.org/mgihome/other/publications.shtml.

Term:abnormal parotid gland myoepithelium morphology
go back to main search page
Accession:MP:0014199 term browser browse the term
Definition:any structural anomaly of the stellate-shaped contractile cells with long dendritic processes that surround the secretory acini and intercalated ducts of the parotid gland, usually found in the glandular epithelium as a thin layer above the basement membrane but generally beneath the luminal cells; they display features of both smooth muscle and epithelium, such as numerous microfilaments with focal densities in the cytoplasmic processes, and desmosomes which attach them to the epithelial cells; their functions include contraction when the gland is stimulated to secrete, compressing or reinforcing the underlying parenchymal cells, thus aiding in the expulsion of saliva and preventing damage to the other cells
Synonyms:exact_synonym: abnormal parotid gland basket cell morphology;   abnormal parotid gland myoepithelial cell morphology;   abnormal parotid myoepithelial cell morphology;   abnormal parotid myoepithelium morphology



show annotations for term's descendants           Sort by:

Term paths to the root
Path 1
Term Annotations click to browse term
  mammalian phenotype 5402
    digestive/alimentary phenotype 78
      abnormal digestive system morphology 58
        abnormal salivary gland morphology 0
          abnormal major salivary gland morphology 0
            abnormal parotid gland morphology 0
              abnormal parotid gland myoepithelium morphology 0
Path 2
Term Annotations click to browse term
  mammalian phenotype 5402
    endocrine/exocrine gland phenotype 394
      abnormal gland morphology 333
        abnormal exocrine gland morphology 119
          abnormal merocrine gland morphology 0
            abnormal salivary gland morphology 0
              abnormal major salivary gland morphology 0
                abnormal parotid gland morphology 0
                  abnormal parotid gland myoepithelium morphology 0
paths to the root