Allan L. Allenspach

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Selected tissues from chick embryos were fixed in 2% glutaraldehyde and 1% OsO(4), both buffered at pH 7.6 with Veronal-acetate, and were embedded in Maraglas or Araldite. Two types of cell division have been noted. Generally, epithelial cells divide predominantly by a shortening of the chromosome-to-pole distance rather than by spindle elongation;(More)
Early chick embryos, stages 11 to 14, were isolated, quick-frozen by immersion in isopentane/propane cryogen (-185 degrees C) and freeze-substituted for study by scanning electron microscopy. Emphasis was placed on the extracellular matrix (ECM) in the axial region of the segmental plate and developing somites. Ultrarapid freezing, followed by delicate(More)
Previous measurements of elemental concentrations in liver mitochondria have generally required homogenization and fractionation of liver tissue, a procedure in which it is difficult to rule out ion movement between subcellular units. New techniques involving cryoultramicrotomy of rapidly frozen tissue, high resolution scanning transmission electron(More)
Artificial gels, composed of collagen with or without hyaluronate (HA), a glycosaminoglycan (GAG), and chondroitin sulfate (CS), were prepared and quick-frozen for the purpose of studying the influence of composition and concentration on ice patterns. Dilute gels were spread on coverslips, plunged into a slush of 30% isopentane/70% propane (-185 degrees C),(More)
We investigated function and ultrastructure of sciatic nerves isolated from wood frogs (Rana sylvatica) endemic to the Northwest Territories, Canada, following freezing at -2.5 degrees C, -5.0 degrees C, or -7.5 degrees C. All frogs frozen at -2.5 degrees C, and most frogs (71%) frozen at -5.0 degrees C, recovered within 14 h after thawing began; however,(More)