The secretory granules of marine epithelioid cells take up and probably degrade mitochondria; they thus appear to have macroautophagic properties. As renin granules also have other properties uncommon for secretory granules, they are suggested to fulfill functions in these cells otherwise reserved for lysosomes.
- Juxtaglomerular apparatus
- Renin granules
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Cell Biology