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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BMDM showed membrane blebbing and cellular shrinkage upon CHX treatment, which are typical characteristics of apoptotic cell death.
Histomorphological findings of Experimental group A in our study also demonstrated initial plasma membrane alterations which included: apical blebbing and distortion of brush border.
However certain features like cytoplasmic blebbing, platelet budding, clustering of blasts may be useful for diagnosis (8).
The morphological characteristics include condensation of nuclear chromatin and cytoplasm, membrane blebbing and the formation of apoptotic bodies.
Programmed cell death or apoptosis is histologically characterized by chromatin condensation, internucleosomal cleavage of genomic DNA, plasma membrane blebbing, and fragmentation into apoptotic bodies [1,2].
We analyzed the rate of blebbing by using a time series of the complexity of the cell shape and found that there is little difference in the blebbing rate between the RNAi-treated and control cells.
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).
There was no membrane blebbing, no fragmentation of the nucleus, and no cell breakup.
Cytoplasmic blebbing and vacoulation, nuclear clefting and platelet budding were seen in case 4 (figure 1).
6) Collagen induces platelet aggregation by direct platelet interaction, resulting in spreading and blebbing of platelets, as well as aggregation.