azurophil granule


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az·u·ro·phil gran·ule

a granule that stains a reddish-purple color with an azure dye; such granules are seen in dry smears of certain mature and developing blood cells, and are membrane-bound lysosomes containing enzymes.
Synonym(s): kappa granule
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More than 50% of patients with congenital severe neutropenia and nearly all patients with cyclic neutropenia harbour mutations in the ELANE gene encoding for the neutrophil elastase (NE), a broad-specificity serine protease localized in azurophil granules [82-84].
Borregaard, "Giant granules of neutrophils in Chediak-Higashi syndrome are derived from azurophil granules but not from specific and gelatinase granules," Journal of Leukocyte Biology, vol.