Ultrastructural identification of Langerhans cells in normal swine epidermis.

  title={Ultrastructural identification of Langerhans cells in normal swine epidermis.},
  author={Juan E Romano and Lu{\'i}s Balaguer},
  journal={Journal of anatomy},
Langerhans cells of the epidermis of 6-month-old white crossbred farm pigs were identified by electron microscopy. Ultrastructurally they were similar to those described in other mammals. They were present in basal and suprabasal layers and were characterised by a lobulated nucleus and an electrolucent cytoplasm with occasional dendritic processes, and the absence of tonofilaments and specialised unions with surrounding keratinocytes. They were specifically identified by the presence of… CONTINUE READING

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