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Authors
Keywords
electron microscopy
epidermis
human
Langerhans cells
mitosis
Abstract
In three experiments of the normal human epidermis under different biopsy and fixative buffer conditions, Langerhans cells (LCs) in all mitotic phases were found with the Thin-Section-Reembedding and Ultrathin-Sectioning (TRUS) technique; two in the prophase, five in the metaphase, two in the anaphase and two in the telophase. The serial light microscopic examination showed much characteristic features, namely the shapes of mitotic LCs in each section were quite different in one cell as well as between individual cells, even in the same mitotic phase. No round mitotic LCs were seen. Two LCs in the prophase were detected in the specimens prefixed in the fixative dissolved in dialysate (Kindaly 2) instead of buffer solution. Birbeck granules were witnessed in all phases.
Publisher
Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Content Type
Journal Article
ISSN・ISBN
1346-8049
NCID
AA00892882
Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Volume
42
Issue
3
Start Page
201
End Page
210
Published Date
1999-11
Text Version
Publisher
Rights
Yonago Acta medica 編集委員会
Citation
Yonago Acta medica. 1999, 42(3), 201-210
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English