blebbing


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blebbing

The bulging out of a part of a cell below the plasma membrane or expansion of air-filled tissue, as occurs in the lungs in bullous emphysema.
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tubular cell apical blebbing and cytoplasmic vacuolization.
Some in vitro studies have reported that inhibition of apoptotic blebbing significantly impaired corpse clearance by monocytes and macrophages (5,6).
As expected, DAPI staining of gingival nuclei also showed nuclear fragmentation and blebbing, consistent with apoptotic cell death (bottom panels-Figure 3).
2D revealed not only fewer cells in the treatment groups but also changes in cellular morphology including cell shrinkage, rounding up of cells and plasma membrane blebbing.
Blebbing is the evidence of inner membrane breakage which resulted in cytoplasmic leakage.
Blebbing leads to the formation of apoptotic bodies that are composed of membrane-bound cytoplasm, nuclear fragments, and organelles.
A significant number of trophozoites showed severe membrane blebbing when irradiated at 5 kGy and greater.
Apoptotic cells are characterized by a number of morphologic, molecular, and biochemical features, including shrinkage of cells, blebbing of cells and nuclear membranes, compaction and condensation of chromatin toward the nuclear periphery, and fragmentation of DNA into oligonucleosomes (26,27).
6) Collagen induces platelet aggregation by direct platelet interaction, resulting in spreading and blebbing of platelets, as well as aggregation.
There was no membrane blebbing, no fragmentation of the nucleus, and no cell breakup.
Apoptosis involves a series of cellular biochemical events leading to a variety of characteristic morphological changes such as membrane blebbing, cell shrinkage, nuclear fragmentation and chromatin condensation (Hickman 1992; Kerr et al.
Morphologic alterations, including cell swelling and membrane blebbing, were apparent within 24 hr of exposure.