L cells


L cells
1. cells from a strain (C3H) of mouse fibroblasts grown in tissue culture for many years; employed for their ability to support replication of many types of viruses. 2. a type of argyrophilic cells with large cytoplasmic granules in the mucosa of the upper intestine; their ultrastructure resembles that of the alpha cells of the islets of Langerhans, and they secrete glicentin and glucagon-like peptides 1 and 2; called also large granule c's. 3. Langerhans c's. 4. Langhans c's. 5. null cells with natural killer or killer properties.

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