Enzyme patterns in human endocytotic multinucleate giant cells--a histochemical study.

@article{Elleder1986EnzymePI,
  title={Enzyme patterns in human endocytotic multinucleate giant cells--a histochemical study.},
  author={Milan Elleder},
  journal={Acta histochemica},
  year={1986},
  volume={79 1},
  pages={1-10}
}
A series of human multinucleate giant cells (MGCs) of the endocytotic type were studied using enzyme histochemical methods for dehydrogenases, glycosidases, phosphatases, and peptidases. Several enzyme patterns were found. The subgroup of MGCs associated with inflammatory granulomatous processes (sarcoidosis, granulomatous myositis, familial granulomatosis, lymphogranuloma, granulomatous cholangitis) was characterized by high activities of nonspecific esterase (NE) and tartrate-sensitive acid… CONTINUE READING