Lymphoblast in splenic white pulp (rat, human)

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Title Lymphoblast in splenic white pulp (rat, human)
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 electron microscopy; lymphoblast
Description Electron microscopy (A, rat) and Methyl green (B, human). Upon antigenic stimulation the lymphocytes in the germinal centre proliferate and generate activated B cells or lymphoblasts which seed towards marginal zone and red pulp while differentiating. Due to the increased number of lymphoblasts, reticular cells and macrophages the germinal centre of secondary nodules appears stained lighter. This lymphoblast contains a large nucleus (1) and a distinct nucleolus (2) as well as the numerous polysomes. (3) area of few endoplasmic profiles and some mitochondria. The lymphoblasts in B are stained red due to their pyroninophylia because of the extended RER and polyribosomes. (*) indicates the marginal zone sinuses separating the germinal centre area above from the marginal zone and red pulp below.
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Collection Poja Histology Collection - Lymphatic Tissues and Organs Subset
ARK ark:/87278/s64n26t9
Setname ehsl_heal
Date Created 2012-12-11
Date Modified 2012-12-11
ID 890897
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