Inclusion Bodies

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Inclusion Bodies

 

in biology, all the structures of the cell cytoplasm. Inclusion bodies are usually divided into three groups: fixed bodies, or organoids, which carry out the general cell functions—for example, mitochondria, Golgi bodies, chloroplasts; temporary bodies, or paraplasmatic formations, which appear and disappear during metabolism—secretor granules, nutritive substances, fat, starch, and others; and specialized, or metaplasmatic, formations, which are found in some specialized cells, where they perform particular functions, such as contraction—the myo-fibrils of muscle cells—or support—the tonofibrils in epidermal cells.

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Histopathological studied revealed intra nuclear inclusion bodies basophilic (INIB) in hepatocytes (Alemnesh et al., 2012).
From the standpoint of pathology, both entities are characterized by tubulointerstitial disease and fibrosis, but only early lead nephropathy is characterized by the presence of proximal tubule nuclear inclusion bodies, due to the combination of lead with a lead binding-protein.
Treatment with calcium EDTA slowed the progression of most alterations and resulted in a diminution in nuclear inclusion bodies. ALAD activity was reduced in the lead exposed rats but was restored in the rats treated with calcium EDTA.

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