Digitally colored electron microscope image of a telocyte in rat myometrium.
Blue, TC; sienna-brown, smooth muscle cells; N, nuclei. Note the three long, moniliform processes that encircle bundles of cross-cut smooth muscle cells. Original magnification, ×6800. Inset, human pregnant myometrium. Primary confluent culture (day 8) showing a telocyte with at least three prolongations with several ‘beads’ along telopodes. Reproduced with permission from ref. (1).