Peg cell

A peg cell is a non-ciliated epithelial cell within the uterine tube. These cells are also known as an intercalated or intercalary cell. These cells represent one of 3 epithelial cell types found within the normal fallopian tube epithelium and are the most infrequent. The other two cell types include ciliated columnar and non-ciliated secretory cells. The ratio of these remaining cells is dictated by an individual's hormone status. Peg cells are thought to represent a quiescent maturational stage of the background non-ciliated secretory cells. Unlike secretory cells, these cells lack apical granules reflecting their non-functional nature.


A peg cell is a non-ciliated epithelial cell within the uterine tube. These cells are also known as an intercalated or intercalary cell. These cells represent one of 3 epithelial cell types found within the normal fallopian tube epithelium and are the most infrequent. The other two cell types include ciliated columnar and non-ciliated secretory cells. The ratio of these remaining cells is dictated by an individual's hormone status. Peg cells are thought to represent a quiescent maturational stage of the background non-ciliated secretory cells. Unlike secretory cells, these cells lack apical granules reflecting their non-functional nature.
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