Macroautophagic phenomena in renin granules

R. Taugner, R. Metz, L. Rosivall

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-231
Number of pages3
JournalCell And Tissue Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1988


  • Autophagy
  • Juxtaglomerular apparatus
  • Kidney
  • Lysosomes
  • Mouse
  • Renin granules

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology
  • Cell Biology

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