Sub-plasmalemmal linear density: A common structure in globoid cells and mesenchymal cells

Kunio Yajima, Thomas F Fletcher, Kinuko Suzuki

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Abstract

Sub-plasmalemmal linear densities of variable length (0.1≈1.0 μ) were found to be a constant feature of globoid cells in human as well as in canine globoid cell leukodystrophy (GLD). Similar densities were also observed in experimental globoid cells and epithelioid cells in chronic granuloma but not in glial cells. The linear densities always appeared without any relation to basal laminae. These observations together with the other reports of similar structures in lymphoma, fibroma and sarcoidosis suggest that the sub-plasmalemmal density is a structure frequently observed in mesenchymal cells, and may be another supporting feature for possible mesenchymal origin of globoid cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-200
Number of pages6
JournalActa Neuropathologica
Volume39
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

Keywords

  • Globoid cell
  • Globoid cell leukodystrophy
  • Sub-plasmalemmal density
  • mesenchymal origin

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