Birbeck granules

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 18 Apr 2022

Birbeck granules refer to unusual rod-shaped structures specific to Langerhans cells. Their origin and function remain undetermined. Langerin is a crucial component within Birbeck granules.

History and etymology

Birbeck granules were first described by Michael S Birbeck in 1961 3.

Related pathology

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