Myelinoid bodies in endocrine-paracrine (neuroendocrine, APUD) cells of the prostatourethral region.

Abstract

Distinctive myelinoid bodies (myelinosomes) are described in apparently normal endocrine-paracrine (APUD, neuroendocrine) cells of the prostate and urethra. The ultrastructural findings suggest that this phenomenon represents a form of crinophagy, that is to say autophagocytosis of neuroendocrine granules.

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@article{Santagnese1989MyelinoidBI, title={Myelinoid bodies in endocrine-paracrine (neuroendocrine, APUD) cells of the prostatourethral region.}, author={P Anthony di Sant'agnese and K L de Mesy Jensen}, journal={Journal of submicroscopic cytology and pathology}, year={1989}, volume={21 3}, pages={557-64} }