Endocrine-like cells in the chick embryo thymus express ultrastructural features of piecemeal degranulation

Enrico Crivellato, Beatrice Nico, Domenico Ribatti

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Abstract

The endocrine-like cells of the chick embryo thymus were studied by transmission electron microscopy and a highly characteristic pattern of cell secretion referred to as piecemeal degranulation (PMD) was identified. This is the first description of PMD in embryonic cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-109
Number of pages4
JournalAnatomical Record - Part A Discoveries in Molecular, Cellular, and Evolutionary Biology
Volume282
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005

Keywords

  • Chick embryo
  • Electron microscopy
  • Endocrine-like cells
  • Piecemeal degranulation
  • Thymus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Anatomy

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