Ultrastructural analysis of mast cell recovery after secretion by piecemeal degranulation in B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

@article{Crivellato2003UltrastructuralAO,
  title={Ultrastructural analysis of mast cell recovery after secretion by piecemeal degranulation in B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.},
  author={Enrico Crivellato and B Nico and Angelo Vacca and Domenico Ribatti},
  journal={Leukemia & lymphoma},
  year={2003},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={
          517-21
        }
}
Mast cells (MC) are critical for a number of pathological conditions, including acute and chronic inflammation and tumor angiogenesis. We have previously demonstrated in B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (B-NHL) the presence of an heterogeneous population of MC characterized by granules with a morphological semilunar appearance, or piecemeal partial degranulation (PMD), and containing scrolls. With the aim to further elucidate the morphological features of MC in B-NHL, in the present study an… CONTINUE READING
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