Human Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes: Demonstration of Microtubules and Effect of Colchicine

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Science  28 Apr 1967:
Vol. 156, Issue 3774, pp. 521-522
DOI: 10.1126/science.156.3774.521


Microtubules are demonstrable in mature human polymorphonuclear leukocytes, even after prolonged incubation in vitro. These organelles are not seen after treatment with colchicine, which has various functional effects on these cells but does not inhibit phagocytosis.