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Are they podoplanin positive cells (cells that tested positive for podoplanin)?

"...though it has been shown that podoplanin (PDPN+) cells analogous to mouse FRCs are found in human secondary lymphoid organs..." (https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2005046)

"Although rare, the few SFTPB+ observed in HLOs resemble AECII cells seen in the adult human lung, and PDPN+ cells resembled the elongated AECI cells in the human lung" "Few PDPN+ cells also showed elongated, squamous morphology seen in the adult lung." (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4370217/).

Thank you.

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  • $\begingroup$ Can you please provide some context (for e.g. excerpt from the article/book which uses this term, with proper link)? $\endgroup$ – WYSIWYG Jan 9 at 10:10
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, sure: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4370217 $\endgroup$ – James Erwin Jan 10 at 7:33
  • $\begingroup$ James. We generally appreciate if a question is self sufficient. It is good that you provided a link but it would be even better if you could paste the exact sentence/paragraph that uses the term that you want to know. Use quotes or mark with a ">" in the beginning to indicate text that you have copied and pasted. $\endgroup$ – WYSIWYG Jan 10 at 9:57
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you, I already updated it. $\endgroup$ – James Erwin Jan 10 at 10:23
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In this context, that nomenclature means "cells which express PDPN"

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