secretory granules


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secretory granules

[si′krēd·ə·rē ‚gran‚yülz]
(cell and molecular biology)
Accumulations of material produced within a cell for secretion outside the cell.
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The electron dense secretory granules of varying density were distinct with inner homogeneous content in late age groups and their number increased during mid and late foetal age groups (Figs.
The secretory granules were always in the basal cytoplasm.
Peritoneal mast cells were easily identified by the presence of a cytoplasm dominated by distinctive secretory granules which stain metachromatically (Fig.
It means that the by [beta]-cell of the pancreatic islet of Langerhans worked hard to secrete the insulin, unfortunately it failed to proceed the intact proinsulin well, so the secretory granule of the [beta]-cell secreted the intact proinsulin in higher level to the plasma.
28] Anderson at al detected that in DM induced rats macroscopic salivary glands, a great amounts of clustered of lipid droplets especially in serous acinus and reported that it could be caused by intake of lipid into the cells for using as a resource of energy or reduction in secretory granules or in plasma membrane materials.
Identification of secretory granule phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate-interacting proteins using an affinity pulldown strategy.
The NS cells are the largest cells, and their cytoplasm contains densely packed and strongly stained secretory granules.
Acinic cell carcinoma (AcCC) is a malignant epithelial salivary gland neoplasm that demonstrates serous acinar cell differentiation with cytoplasmic zymogen secretory granules.
Moreover, some moderate electron-dense secretory granules (30-60 nm in diameter) and scanty cisternae of the rough endoplasmic reticulum (RER) were observed.
Secretory granules bound to the end of an actin filament can move to the plasma membrane as a result of the contraction of acto-myosin that is activated by [Ca.
Rarely, cells contained multiple, eosinophilic, round, 2-3[micro]m diameter secretory granules.