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Nuclear lobes in lymphocytes

  1. Apr 28, 2005 #1
    Why do the different kinds of
    lymphocytes have different numbers of nuclear lobes?
    Why do nuclei have lobes in the first place?
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 28, 2005 #2
    Lymphocytes do not have nuclear lobes. They only have one dense nucleus.

    I think you mean some granulocytes like neutrophils. They have segmented nucleus. The more lobes a neutrophil's nucleus contains, the "older" it is. In other words, age of neutrophils are related to segments of their nucleus. Usually they have no more than 5 lobes. Moreover, eosinophils have a bilobed nucleus.
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2005
  4. Apr 28, 2005 #3
    Why does ageing cause "lobing?"
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