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List of distinct cell types in the adult human body

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List of distinct cell types in the adult human body

There are many different types of cells in the human body.

Contents

  • Cells that are derived primarily from endoderm 1
    • Exocrine secretory epithelial cells 1.1
    • Hormone secreting cells 1.2
  • Derived primarily from ectoderm 2
    • Integumentary system 2.1
      • Keratinizing epithelial cells 2.1.1
      • Wet stratified barrier epithelial cells 2.1.2
    • Nervous system 2.2
      • Sensory transducer cells 2.2.1
      • Autonomic neuron cells 2.2.2
      • Sense organ and peripheral neuron supporting cells 2.2.3
      • Central nervous system neurons and glial cells 2.2.4
      • Lens cells 2.2.5
  • Derived primarily from mesoderm 3
    • Metabolism and storage cells 3.1
    • Barrier function cells (lung, gut, exocrine gland and urogenital tract) 3.2
      • Kidney 3.2.1
    • Extracellular matrix cells 3.3
    • Contractile cells 3.4
    • Blood and immune system cells 3.5
    • Germ cells 3.6
    • Nurse cells 3.7
    • Interstitial cells 3.8
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Cells that are derived primarily from endoderm

Exocrine secretory epithelial cells

Hormone secreting cells

Derived primarily from ectoderm

Integumentary system

Keratinizing epithelial cells

Wet stratified barrier epithelial cells

Nervous system

There are nerve cells, also known as neurons, present in our human body. They are branched out. These cells make up nervous tissue. A neuron consists of a cell body with a nucleus and cytoplasm, from which long thin hair-like parts arise.

Sensory transducer cells

Autonomic neuron cells

Sense organ and peripheral neuron supporting cells

Central nervous system neurons and glial cells

Lens cells

Derived primarily from mesoderm

Metabolism and storage cells

Barrier function cells (lung, gut, exocrine glands and urogenital tract)

Kidney

Extracellular matrix cells

Contractile cells

Blood and immune system cells

Germ cells

Nurse cells

Interstitial cells

References

External links

  • Types of neurons from NeuroLex
  • Eukaryotic cell types in COPE database.
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