Corpuscles in thymus (human, puberty)

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Title Corpuscles 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); thymus medulla; lymphoid tissue
Description Stain: Hematoxylin. A: Several thymic (Hassall's) corpuscles (*) of varying sizes within the medulla (1). The Hassall bodies are surrounded by recognizable flattened cells showing keratohyalin granules. The outer shell consists of more layers of close packed concentrically arranged cells with light-stained nuclei characteristic for these specialized epithelioreticular cells (3, -->). The small cells with dark nuclei are thymocytes or T cells. Light-stained epithelial reticular cells (4, -->) form the cytoreticulum of the organ. (2) indicates a small blood vessel.
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Collection Poja Histology Collection - Lymphatic Tissues and Organs Subset
ARK ark:/87278/s6rj7mqc
Setname ehsl_heal
Date Created 2012-12-11
Date Modified 2012-12-11
ID 890869
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