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Details for anatomical structure: gallbladder

EndoNet ID: ENC00040

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Synonyms

gallbladder, gall bladder, Vesica fellea

General information

Membranous muscular sac in which the bile is stored until required; it is shaped like a pear and lodged in a fossa on the undersurface of the liver in a hollow between the right lobe and the quadrate lobe; bile is used in the digestion and absorption of fats in the duodenum

Links to other resources

Cytomer cy0038086

Larger structures

    Substructures

      Secreted hormones

      • Hormone: Cystatin-C

      • Hormone: mucin-2

      Receptors

      • Receptor: CCK-1

        • The human CCKR1 is expressed at Protein level in the smooth muscle cells of the gallbladder. [1]

        Induced phenotype:

        • gastro-intestinal system smooth muscle contraction
          • In human gallbladder the CCK-induced contraction of the smooth muscle is mediate through the CCK1 receptor. [2]
          • In humans strong evidence suggests CCK1R activation is involved in the regulation of numerous physiological processes, including gallbladder contraction. [3]
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