Hassall's corpuscle in thymus (human, puberty)

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Title Hassall's corpuscle in thymus (human, puberty)
Creator Poels, Lambert G.
Contributor Lambert G. Poels, PhD, UMC St Radboud Nijmegen; Paul H. K. Jap, PhD, UMC St Radboud Nijmegen
Date 2010-06-11
Subject thymic corpuscle (Hassalls); epithelioreticular cell (ERC); lymphoid tissue
Description Stain: Hematoxylin. A larger magnification of the thymic medulla reveals the purple-stained structures in the centre of a so-called Hassall's (or thymic) corpuscle consisting of keratinized (*) epithelial cells. It is surrounded by recognizable flattened cells showing keratohyalin granules (-->). The outer shell consist of more layers of close packed concentrically arranged cells with light-stained nuclei characteristic for these specialized epithelioreticular cells. (1) lymphocytes with small dark nuclei. (2) reticular (dendritic) cell type with distinct nucleolus.
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Collection Poja Histology Collection - Lymphatic Tissues and Organs Subset
ARK ark:/87278/s65q7zcg
Setname ehsl_heal
Date Created 2012-12-11
Date Modified 2012-12-11
ID 890858
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65q7zcg
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