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The preservation for electron microscopy of saturated phospholipids in general, and phosphatidyl choline (PC)in particular, remains and unsolved problem since OsO(4) and glutaraldehyde are incapable of interacting with PC directly. However, by introducing tannic acid preceding osmication, we were able to demonstrate highly ordered, preserved lamellar(More)
Unsaturated natural and synthetic phosphatidyl cholines (PCs), when treated with tannic acid and OsO4, demonstrated a substantial increase in contrast as compared to PC treated only with OsO4. This was not observed when phosphatidyl ethanolamine (PEA) was similarly exposed to tannic acid. The increased electron density observed in the lamellar organization(More)
Normal rat kidney (NRK) cells infected with a temperature-sensitive (ts) mutant of mouse sarcoma virus (NRK [MSV-1b]) express the transformed phenotype when grown under permissive conditions, but acquire the normal phenotype when grown under restrictive conditions. Addition of 3', 5' cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) to NRK (MSV-1b) cells grown at the(More)
Much ultrastructural detail is retained in tissue fixed only with aldehydes and subsequently air-dried after suspension in a polyvinyl acetate emulsion. The latter provides an external support only, but permits ultrathin sectioning; thus, an exposure of intracellular contents for potential immunocytochemical reactions is achieved. Sections of unembedded(More)
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