The Arachnoidea

  • Michael Kasper
Part of the Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology book series (ADVSANAT, volume 126)


The present paper must discuss the expression of cytokeratins in arachnoidal cells in spite of their controversial histogenesis from the neuroectoderm or the neural crest (Leikola 1976; Bargmann et al. 1982). Both kinds of neurothelial cells, the arachnoidal cells of the CNS as well as the perineurial cells of the peripheral nerves, are characterized by the abundancy of intermediate filaments.


Stratum Corneum Neural Crest Intermediate Filament Psammoma Body Arachnoidal Granulation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Kasper
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  1. 1.Institut für Pathologie Bakteriologie und SerologieKlinikum Görlitz GmbHGörlitzGermany

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