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Anatomy Term: ionocyte
XAO ID: 0004085
Synonyms: clear cell, IC, intercalated cell, mitochondria-rich cell, narrow cell, PSC, FORE cell, proton-secreting cell
Definition: "Specialized epithelial cells involved in the maintenance of osmotic homeostasis. They are characterized by abundant mitochondria and ion transporters. In Xenopus there are two distinct types of ionocytes, described as alpha- and beta- subtypes."
Stage Range: NF stage 10 to death
Marker Genes: atp6v1b1 foxi1 slc26a4.3 mab21l3 ca12 atp6v0a4 slc16a3 atp6v1a ca2
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Parent(s): epithelial cell (is_a) non-ciliated epithelial cell (is_a) epidermis (part_of) non-neural ectoderm (part_of)


References: Ontology Lookup Service , XB ANATOMY ONTOLOGY