Mallory bodies


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Mallory bodies

[′mal·ə·rē ‚bäd·ēz]
(pathology)
Oval acidophilic hyalin inclusion bodies seen in the cytoplasm of hepatic cells in Laennec's cirrhosis. Also known as alcoholic hyaline.
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Microscopically, the liver cells are found to contain Mallory bodies surrounded by neutrophils attracted by chemotaxis to the denatured cytokeratin filaments.
Mallory bodies are known to occur in hepatocellular carcinoma and these were earlier considered as cellular markers for liver cell preneoplasia and neoplastic change.
3) Researchers recently demonstrated that liver cells with Mallory bodies contain an abnormal form of ubiquitin called U[b.