Subplasmalemmal linear densities in cells of the mononuclear phagocyte system in lung.

@article{Kawanami1980SubplasmalemmalLD,
  title={Subplasmalemmal linear densities in cells of the mononuclear phagocyte system in lung.},
  author={Oichi Kawanami and V{\'i}ctor J. Ferrans and Ronald G. Crystal},
  journal={The American journal of pathology},
  year={1980},
  volume={100 1},
  pages={131-50}
}
The presence of subplasmalemmal linear densities in cells of the mononuclear phagocyte system was investigated in pulmonary biopsies from 33 patients with fibrotic lung disorders. Subplasmalemmal linear densities, consisting of a thin layer of electron-dense material immediately subjacent to the inner leaflet of the plasma membrane, were found in 30 of the 33 patients, including each of 6 patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis, 18 of 19 patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, 4 of 5 patients… CONTINUE READING