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c cells of thyroid

Discussion in 'Step I' started by 2cr8tive, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. 2cr8tive

    2cr8tive 2+ Year Member

    Mar 8, 2008
    hi, i was listening to kaplan anatomy lectures and it was mentioned that the C cells of thyroid gland are derived from 4th pouch together with the superior parathyroids. however in the kaplan anatomy text, it mentions that c cells are derived from neural crest. knowing that pouches are from endoderm, which one is the right answer? thanks:rolleyes:
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  3. Instatewaiter

    Instatewaiter But... there's a troponin 10+ Year Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    pretty sure C cells come from the neural crest. This is why you get the multiple endocrine neoplasias (MEN II and III). Someone correct me if I am wrong

    c cells--> medullary thyroid cancers and the chromafin cells (which are also from neural crest) give a pheo
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2008

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