The mesothelium: a cytochemical study of "activated" mesothelial cells.

  title={The mesothelium: a cytochemical study of "activated" mesothelial cells.},
  author={Darrel Whitaker and John M. Papadimitriou and Marie Walters},
  journal={The Journal of pathology},
  volume={136 3},
The cytochemical profile of activated mesothelial cells differs from resting cells. The reaction products of enzymes associated with oxidative mechanisms of cell respiration were easily displayed in activated mesothelial cells; in resting mesothelial cells, only enzymes of the pentose pathway were readily demonstrable. Acid hydrolases were detected in greater quantity than in resting cells, possibly reflecting an increased potential for endocytosis. In addition, the cytochemical assays… CONTINUE READING