Cystocyte and lymphocyte derived fusomes/spectrosomes: analogies and differences: a mini-review.

@article{Dubielecka2003CystocyteAL,
  title={Cystocyte and lymphocyte derived fusomes/spectrosomes: analogies and differences: a mini-review.},
  author={Patrycja M. Dubielecka and Katarzyna Stebelska and Bożena Jaźwiec and Aleksander F. Sikorski},
  journal={Cellular & molecular biology letters},
  year={2003},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={
          221-9
        }
}
Structures analogous to Drosophila spectrosomes were found in mammalian lymphocytes. Repasky and colleagues discovered an intracellular spectrin-rich structure in lymphoid cells, which had far-reaching parallels with the fusome/spectrosome of D. melanogaster germ cells. This fact implies that spectrosomes may be characteristic not only of insect germ cells, but also that an analogous structure may play an important role in other cell types. The term "spectrosome" was first used by Lin and… CONTINUE READING

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