blebbing


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blebbing

(ˈblɛbɪŋ)
n
(Biology) the formation of a bleb
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Videos of the cells showed increased blebbing -- bubbling of the membrane -- within minutes after activation.
The swelling and blebbing of the tegument induced by the studied extracts had been described for different schistosome species as reported previously by Jennifer and Norson [15], Singh et al.
In this way, apoptosis is characterized by cellular shrinkage, chromatin condensation, membrane blebbing, and finally internucleosomal DNA fragmentation [7].
Membrane blebbing during apoptosis results from caspase-mediated activation of ROCK I.
Ultrastructure of blebbing and phagocytosis of blebs by hyperplastic thyroid epithelial cells in vivo.
Morphologically, blasts typically exhibit round to ovoid nuclei, dispersed chromatin, small nucleoli, and deeply basophilic cytoplasm with cytoplasmic blebbing, a characteristic feature of megakaryoblastic differentiation (Figure 1).
At X40 the proximal convoluted tubules showed swelling of cells apical blebbing and blunting along with loss of brush border in early cases of cell injury.
Few blasts in all cases showed cytoplasmic blebbing (figure 1) and also characteristic platelet budding in three out of five cases (figure 2).
Some in vitro studies have reported that inhibition of apoptotic blebbing significantly impaired corpse clearance by monocytes and macrophages (5,6).
Blebbing is the evidence of inner membrane breakage which resulted in cytoplasmic leakage.
The fluorescent images showed that the untreated cells possessed intact nuclei and that the treatment caused chromatin condensation, membrane blebbing and formation of apoptotic bodies.