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syncytia

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syncytium

(sin-sish'(e-)um) (sin-sish'(e-)a) plural.syncytia [ syn- + cyto- + -ium (2)]
1. A multinucleated mass of protoplasm such as a striated muscle fiber.
2. A group of cells in which the protoplasm of one cell is continuous with that of adjoining cells such as the mesenchyme cells of the embryo. See: coenocyte
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and her colleagues refocused attention on syncytia when they reported that 11 out of 13 people with HIV had virus-containing syncytia in their adenoid tissue.
Occasional macrophages exhibited chromatin margination and intranuclear eosinophilic inclusions; syncytia were not seen (Figure 1, panel D).
SDF-1 gene polymorphisms and syncytia induction in Brazilian HIV-1 infected individuals.
Light microscopic examination of hematoxylineosin-stained sections demonstrated nests, sheets, and cords of undifferentiated malignant cells arranged in syncytia (Figure 1).
Brain homogenates from the euthanized mice were inoculated into fresh monolayers of Vero-E6 cells and H292 cells; 12 days after infection, a cytopathic effect, with cell rounding but no syncytia formation, became evident.
The mechanism of action of CHQ on HIV-1 and -2 was later shown by Savarino and colleagues (133,134) to include structural alterations in newly formed viral envelope glycoproteins (gp120) which led to impairment of the infectivity and ability to form syncytia by the newly formed viruses.
6]/ mL) was calculated as terminal dilution producing syncytia.
The syncytia also were found within the lymph nodes, pancreas, spleen, kidney, and intestine, and they were characterized by a moderate amount of eosinophilic cytoplasm and 2 to > 20 nuclei, often containing weak stained eosinophilic inclusion bodies.
A lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate, microscopic circumscription of the tumor and not the inflammatory component, growth in sheets or syncytia, poorly differentiated nuclear grade, and a high mitotic count all have to be present before a diagnosis of medullary carcinoma is made.
The USA 2006 virus was isolated by inoculating homogenized liver tissue from a harbor seal onto VDS cells, which resulted in syncytia formation (Figure 1).
At 24 h after the mixture was added to the 6-well plates, this isolate produced giant cells and syncytia in both BHK and Vero cells.