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Virchows Archiv B

, 28:351 | Cite as

Cell junctions in dyserythropoiesis

  • B. Frisch
  • S. M. Lewis
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Summary

Erythroid cell junctions have previously been reported in some cases of dyserythropoietic anaemia. This study has demonstrated that they are a relatively common occurrence in dyserythropoiesis. They range from apposition of cellular membranes with preservation of the intercellular space, to membrane confluence, to interdigitation and septate-like junctions. By special staining with colloidal lanthanum, ruthenium red and tannic acid, together with studies of the effect of proteolytic enzymes, their structural composition has been identified and it was confirmed that they are not artefact. The role of cell junctions in dyserythropoiesis is discussed.

Key words

Dyserythropoiesis Congenital dyserythropoietic anaemia Cell junctions Erythroblasts Ultrastructure 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Frisch
    • 1
  • S. M. Lewis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of HaematologyRoyal Postgraduate Medical SchoolLondonUK

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