Figure 1.

Straw blood cells in air and in solution. Straw cells originating from mouse, human and other animals. A. Straw cells derived from mouse epithelia, lymphocyte, liver and lung cells. B Human filamentous straw cells, C. Human smooth straw cells, D. Pig lung straw cells, E. Straw cells in solution; visible dark dots have diameters near 1 μm (arrows). F. Turnover of straw cells incubated at 37°C in vitro (▼ Human blood, ▲ Rabbit sera). G. Carton presentation of a straw cell and its components. H. Synchronized rabbit straw cells in air. Straw cells losing filamentous extensions were incubated in sterile water at day-0. I. Emergence of new filaments at day-1. J. Emergence of rabbit straw cell network in 5 days (dark arrow), emergence of aggregated cell bodies in solution (white arrow). K. Emergence of rabbit regular cells in 6 days, 12 days (L) and 14 days (M). Space bar equals to 10 μm.

Wu et al. BMC Cell Biology 2008 9:26   doi:10.1186/1471-2121-9-26
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