zymogen granules


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zymogen granules

[′zī·mə·jən ′gran‚yülz]
(biochemistry)
Granules of zymogen in gland cells, particularly those of the pancreatic acini and of the gastric chief cells.
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Cells with cytoplasmic basophilic zymogen granules and interspersed intercalated duct-like cells may be seen in acinic cell carcinoma (inset, right).
It also has been shown that ethanol administration in rats decreases levels of GP-2, a glycoprotein known to stabilize the membranes of zymogen granules (Apte et al.
16) accumulation of reaction product is prominent in the zymogen granules of gut diverticula, the ducts of silk glands and the walls of the air pockets in the book lung (Fig.
There were also no zymogen granules or digestive vesicles observed.