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Direct evidence for the cytomembrane derivation of Birbeck granules: the membrane-sandwich effect

Bartosik, Jacek LU ; Andersson, A; Axelsson, S; Falck, B and Ringberg, Anita LU (1985) In Acta Dermato-Venereologica 65(2). p.157-160
Abstract
Digitonin, which is known to cause extensive damage to cytomembranes in general, was found to have a most remarkable effect on epidermal Langerhans' cells. Thus, it generates a membrane-sandwiching process resulting in the formation of large discs which except for the differences in size have the same morphology as ordinary Birbeck granules. This demonstrates that the cytomembrane of the Langerhans' cell has the inherent ability to superimpose upon itself, leaving little doubt that the normal Birbeck granules derive from the cytomembrane.
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Acta Dermato-Venereologica
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65
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157 - 160
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Medical Journals Limited
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1651-2057
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  abstract     = {Digitonin, which is known to cause extensive damage to cytomembranes in general, was found to have a most remarkable effect on epidermal Langerhans' cells. Thus, it generates a membrane-sandwiching process resulting in the formation of large discs which except for the differences in size have the same morphology as ordinary Birbeck granules. This demonstrates that the cytomembrane of the Langerhans' cell has the inherent ability to superimpose upon itself, leaving little doubt that the normal Birbeck granules derive from the cytomembrane.},
  author       = {Bartosik, Jacek and Andersson, A and Axelsson, S and Falck, B and Ringberg, Anita},
  issn         = {1651-2057},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {157--160},
  publisher    = {Medical Journals Limited},
  series       = {Acta Dermato-Venereologica},
  title        = {Direct evidence for the cytomembrane derivation of Birbeck granules: the membrane-sandwich effect},
  volume       = {65},
  year         = {1985},
}