Without claiming any close analogy between the autolytic changes and pigmentation in pathological processes, it has, we believe, been shown that iron-containing, as well as other kinds of pigments, may be formed during the autolytic degeneration of parenchymatous cells independently of the hemoglobin in the blood stream, and hence may be derived from the proteid constituents of the cell itself.
PIGMENT FORMATION IN THE LIVER DURING AUTOLYSIS AND ITS RELATION TO THE PIGMENTATION OF HEMOCHROMATOSIS
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T. P. Sprunt, H. S. Colwell, H. J. Hagan; PIGMENT FORMATION IN THE LIVER DURING AUTOLYSIS AND ITS RELATION TO THE PIGMENTATION OF HEMOCHROMATOSIS . J Exp Med 1 November 1912; 16 (5): 607–612. doi: https://doi.org/10.1084/jem.16.5.607
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