DNA degradation during maturation of erythrocytes - molecular cytogenetic characterization of Howell-Jolly bodies.

Howell-Jolly bodies (HJBs) are small DNA-containing inclusions of erythrocytes and are often present after splenectomy. The genetic composition of HJBs is unknown at present. We isolated individual erythrocytes that had inclusion bodies from five splenectomized patients and performed DNA amplification using degenerate oligonucleotide primed polymerase chain… CONTINUE READING