List of normal cell types that loose cellular organells?

Fergus Doherty Fergus.Doherty at
Mon Mar 1 12:02:18 EST 1999

I am interested in cell types in mammals that are normally destined to
loose cellular contents, and finally die - by mechanisms other that
"regular" apoptosis.  For example erythrocytes, which are formed from
precursors that loose the nucleus and organelles by various mechanisms and
eventually age and are removed.  The epithelium of the lens, where cells
loose organelles, and the epidermal epithelium, where cells loose
recognizable organelles to form the squamous cell which is dead.

Anyone know of any other examples?


Fergus Doherty,
Dept Biochemistry,
Nottingham University,

Fergus.Doherty at
0115 970 9366 (74-41366 internal)

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