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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Ultrastructural, biochemical and immunologic characterization of Mallory bodies in livers of griseofulvin treated mice.
Steatohepatitic HCC is characterized by a constellation of SH features such as fatty change, ballooning degeneration, neutrophilic inflammation, perisinusoidal fibrosis, and Mallory bodies. Mallory bodies are known to occur in hepatocellular carcinoma and these were earlier considered as cellular markers for liver cell preneoplasia and neoplastic change.
These proteins form microscopic structures, Mallory bodies, whose presence indicates that proteasome function is suppressed.