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Título: Electron microscopic study of the effects of endotoxin on the cells of the hepatic sinusoid in normal and BCG sensitized mice
Fecha de publicación: 1991
Editorial: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Materias relacionadas: CDU::6 - Ciencias aplicadas::61 - Medicina::611 - Anatomía
Palabras clave: Sinusoid
Resumen: Electron microscopic studies were conducted to access ultrastructural alterations in Kupffer cells and other cells lining the hepatic sinusoids at the peak of mediator release two hours after challenge with low doses of endotoxin under various conditions including reticuloendothelial system (RES) expansion and activation with BCG. BCG is known to sensitize animals to endotoxin rendering normally innocuous, low doses of endotoxin lethal. Low non-lethal doses (5 pg) of endotoxin activated Kupffer cells as well as caused isolated foci of cellular injury. However, animals which were treated with BCG had a highly activated and expanded RES system as evidenced by enlarged Kupffer cells with many extended cellular processes. Granulomas were prevalent and many reactive cells were present. After two hours marked cellular injury occurred to sinusoid lining and parenchymal cells when BCG treated animals were challenged with these same low doses of endotoxin. Cellular debris, fibrin, and platelets were observed in sinusoids often associated with Kupffer cells. These results suggest that the functional state of Kupffer cells is an important determinant in the host response to endotoxin. While there appears to be an effective clearance of endotoxin; the release of mediators by the highly activated Kupffer cells can be toxic causing hepatocellular injury.
Autor/es principal/es: McCuskey, Patricia A.
McCuskey, Robert S.
Publicado en: Histology and histopathology
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10201/18237
Tipo de documento: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Número páginas / Extensión: 10
Derechos: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Aparece en las colecciones:Vol. 6, nº 3 (1991)

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