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Lysozyme-rich muciphages surrounding colorectal adenomas.

  title={Lysozyme-rich muciphages surrounding colorectal adenomas.},
  author={C. Rubio},
  journal={Anticancer research},
  volume={22 2A},
  • C. Rubio
  • Published 2002
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Anticancer research
Muciphages are mucin-rich phagocytes believed to evolve as a result of the disruption of colorectal crypts. In a previous work we found, in rectal biopsies from patients with chronic ulcerative colitis, muciphages having not only mucin but also lysozyme, an enzyme with a potent antimicrobial activity. Recently we detected lysozyme-rich muciphages in the normal mucosa of the stalk of colonic adenomas. Filed hematoxylin and eosin (H&E)-stained sections from 30 consecutive colorectal adenomas with… Expand
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