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Details for anatomical structure: appendix

EndoNet ID: ENC00308

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appendix, vermiform appendix, Appendix vermiformis

General information

A worm-shaped process projecting from the blind end of the caecum, has much lymphoid wall tissue, normally communicates with the cavity of the caecum, and represents an atrophied terminal part of the caecum

Links to other resources

Cytomer cy0000878

Larger structures


      Secreted hormones

      • Hormone: BCA-1

      • Hormone: MIP-3 alpha

      • Hormone: stem cell growth factor


      • Receptor: RP105

        • Polymerase chain reaction analysis of isolated primary human cell populations confirms that mRNA exists in spleen B lymphocytes and monocytes but not T lymphocytes [1]
      • Receptor: Sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor 4