Weibel-Palade bodies


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Wei·bel-Pa·lade bod·ies

(vī'bel pah-lah'dā),
rod-shaped bundles of tubular elements seen by electron microscopy in vascular endothelial cells; contain von Willebrand factor.

Palade,

George Emil, Romanian-U.S. cell biologist and Nobel laureate, 1912–.
Palade granule - a granule of ribonucleoprotein, the site of protein synthesis from aminoacyl-tRNAs as directed by mRNAs. Synonym(s): ribosome
Weibel-Palade bodies - see under Weibel

Weibel,

Ewald R., Swiss physician, 1929–.
Weibel-Palade bodies - rod-shaped bundles of microtubules seen by electron microscopy in vascular endothelial cells.
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The endothelial nature of the lining cells with Weibel-Palade bodies has been confirmed by ultrastructural studies.
Ultrastructurally, the cytoplasm of the lining cells clearly demonstrated the presence of Weibel-Palade bodies, lysosomes, and ingested debris (Figure 4).
6) Ultrastructural characteristics of splenic lining cells, including the presence of Weibel-Palade bodies, lysosomes, dense bodies, and phagocytosed material in the cytoplasm (7) also support the diagnosis.