Acta Neuropathologica

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 365–366

Ultrastructure of Hirano bodies

  • Masanori Tomonaga
Short Original Communications


The Ammon horns of 100 brains of the aged were examined: Hirano bodies were observed in 50%. Histochemically the bodies were composed mainly of protein. The ultrastructure of the Hirano body was a lattice of 100 Å filaments.

Key words

Hirano Body Senile Change of the Brain Tilting Examination of Electron Microscopy 

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© Springer-Verlag 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Masanori Tomonaga
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Pathology (Neuropathology)Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of GerontologyTokyoJapan

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