Neuroendocrine cells involving the prostate


  • Neuroendocrine cells of the prostate are intraepithelial regulatory cells that regulate both growth and differentiation, as well as the exocrine secretory activity of the prostate (part of the amine precursor uptake and decarboxylation [APUD] system of endocrine-paracrine cells).

  • These cells are rich in serotonin-containing granules and can secrete a variety of peptide hormones.

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