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Hirano bodies

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Intracellular, paracrystalline, eosinophilic structures often occurring as rod shapes in the neurons of individuals with a number of neuro-degenerative diseases including Alzheimer's and some forms of Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease.


  • A. Hirano:
    Pathology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
    In: Gajdusek & Gibbs, editors: Slow latent and temperate virus infections, NINDB monograph No.2, 1965: 23-37. Bethesda. National Institutes of Health
  • A. Hirano:
    Hirano bodies and related neuronal inclusions.
    Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology, Oxford, 1994, 20: 3-11.

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