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Linear densities in mitochondria of human myocardial cells.
  1. J R Koke,
  2. H A Berkoff,
  3. G M Kroncke,
  4. N Bittar

    Abstract

    Ultrastructural study of myocardial biopsies from 5 patients who underwent myocardial revascularization procedures because of impending infarction showed mitochondria with linear densities. These densities, which occupied the intracristal space, appeared to have a high protein but low mineral content. It is suggested that linear densities may be an expression of severe, acute myocardial cell injury.

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