Arne K Christensen

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A simple method has been developed that allows frozen thin sections of fresh-frozen tissue to be cut on a virtually unmodified ultramicrotome kept at room temperature. A bowl-shaped Dewar flask with a knifeholder in its depths replaces the stage of the microtome; a bar extends down into the bowl from the microtome's cutting arm and bears the frozen tissue(More)
Establishment of apical-basal cell polarity has emerged as an important process during development, and the Crumbs complex is a major component of this process in Drosophila. By comparison, little is known about the role of Crumbs (Crb) proteins in vertebrate development. We show that the FERM protein Mosaic Eyes (Moe) is a novel regulatory component of the(More)
Gill Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase (NKA) in teleost fishes is involved in ion regulation in both freshwater and seawater. We have developed and validated rabbit polyclonal antibodies specific to the NKA alpha1a and alpha1b protein isoforms of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar Linnaeus), and used western blots and immunohistochemistry to characterize their size, abundance(More)
The goal of this morphometric study was to obtain quantitative information on the seminiferous tubules of Sprague-Dawley rats, including changes seen at various stages of the cycle of the seminiferous epithelium. Tissue from perfusion-fixed testes was embedded in Epon-Araldite; and sections were subjected to morphometric measurements at the light(More)
Stereological analysis was carried out on Leydig cells in perfusion-fixed testes of normal adult mice. In a decapsulated testis, the seminiferous tubules occupy 89.3% and the interstitial tissue makes up 10.7% of the volume of the testis parenchyma. The Leydig cells comprise 3.8% of testicular volume. There are 24.9 million Leydig cells per cm3 (or gm) of(More)
The intracellular localization of acid phosphatase in guinea pig testicular interstitial cells was investigated by incubating nonfrozen thick sections of glutaraldehyde-perfused testis in a modified Gomori medium and preparing the tissue for electron microscopy. Lipofuscin pigment granules in these cells contain dense pigment, granular matrix, and often a(More)
The interstitial tissue of the opossum testis includes interstitial or Leydig cells, macrophages, and small cells which morphologically resemble mesenchymal cells. The latter are thought to give rise to mature interstitial cells. The most prominent feature of the interstitial cell cytoplasm is an exceedingly abundant agranular endoplasmic reticulum. This(More)
We have studied the shape and size distribution of membrane-bound polysomes in somatotropes and mammotropes, which are the sources, respectively, of growth hormone and of prolactin in the rat pituitary. The observations were made in conventional electron micrographs of these cells in situ, where occasional surface or en face views of the rough endoplasmic(More)
To explain the high rate of blood flow in the corpus luteum, we hypothesize that luteal blood vessels offer minimal resistance to flow and are incapable of vasomotion. This hypothesis was tested in rabbits at mid-pseudopregnancy by measuring blood flow in the corpus luteum and ovarian stroma with tracer-labeled microspheres at three levels of arterial blood(More)