zymogen granule


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zy·mo·gen gran·ule

secretory granule in pancreatic acinar cells.
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zymogen granule

A granule present in gland cells, esp. the secretory cells of the pancreas, the chief cells of the gastric glands, and the serous cells of the salivary glands. It is the precursor of the enzyme secreted.
Synonym: secretory granule
See also: granule
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zymogen granule

a cytoplasmic particle surrounded by a membrane formed by the GOLGI APPARATUS. It stores and secretes zymogen.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Autoantibodies to GP2, the major zymogen granule membrane glycoprotein, in patients with gluten-sensitive enteropathy: A possible serological trap.
Tumor cells exhibited clear cytoplasm, were focally vacuolated, and lacked zymogen granules. Cribriform pattern was also noted.
Lack of zymogen granules has been described as one of the features of SC [6].
(a) Tumor is well circumscribed (H and E, x20); (b) tumor cells exhibited clear cytoplasm, were focally vacuolated, and lacked zymogen granules (H and E, x200); (c) cribriform pattern was also noted with eosinophilic secretion in the glands (H and E, x200).
Wex et al., "Autoantibodies to GP2, the major zymogen granule membrane glycoprotein, are new markers in Crohn's disease," Clinica Chimica Acta, vol.
Bossuyt, "Antibodies to GP2, the major zymogen granule membrane glycoprotein, in inflammatory bowel diseases," Gut, vol.
monodon had a distinct response to feeding through either digestive enzyme production via formation of zymogen granules (Al-Mohanna et al.
semisulcatas using electron microscopy, with one occurrence of enzyme production in the form of zymogen granules. However, it should be noted that no other authors have found zymogen granules in penaeids (Dall 1992, Icely & Nott 1992).
On electron microscopy, ductal adenocarcinoma cells contain mucin and lack zymogen granules.[1]