Rheumatoid- and osteo-arthritis: quantitation of ultrastructural features of capillary endothelial cells.
AffiliationChristie Hospital, Manchester, M20 9BX, U.K.
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AbstractJoint tissues from patients with rheumatoid arthritis (3), osteoarthritis (3) and normal healthy individuals (2) were examined in the transmission electron microscope and the morphological features of capillaries within 2 mm of the synovial membrane were quantified. Weibel-Palade bodies (WPB) were significantly increased in capillary endothelial cells in rheumatoid and osteoarthritis compared with normal controls, when quantified by three different methods. WPB were positively correlated with both projections of the luminal plasmalemma and pinocytic vesicles in normal joint and some patients with rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. Pinocytic vesicles and projections were also positively correlated.
CitationRheumatoid- and osteo-arthritis: quantitation of ultrastructural features of capillary endothelial cells. 1986, 148 (1):45-53 J Pathol
JournalThe Journal of Pathology