Elizabeth H. Leduc

Learn More
A method for the specific histochemical demonstration of antibody in cells and parts of cells is described. It consists of carrying out a two stage immunological reaction on frozen sections of tissues: (a) allowing reaction between antibody in the tissue and dilute antigen applied in vitro, and (b) the detection of those areas where this antigen has been(More)
Small nuclear ribonucleoproteins (snRNPs) containing U1, U2, U4, U5, and U6 small nuclear RNAs were detected by ultrastructural immunocytochemistry in the nuclei of isolated rat hepatocytes using Fab fragments of anti-Sm and anti-RNP autoantibodies. Their localization was carried out in normal cells and in cells treated with two drugs, the adenosine analog(More)
Aldehyde-fixed rat tissues were variously dehydrated and impregnated in water-miscible 2-hydroxypropyl methacrylate (HPMA) containing 3 to 20 per cent water and 0.1 per cent alpha,alpha-azobisisobutyronitrile as catalyst for subsequent polymerization with ultraviolet light. Heat polymerization was also effective. Blocks of embedded tissue readily gave(More)
In previous studies from this laboratory a method has been described for the detection of antigenic material in tissues (1), utilizing antibody conjugated with fluorescein as a specific cytochemical reagent. The resulting fluorescent microprecipitate can be visualized under the fluorescence microscope. This method has been applied to studies of the(More)
With routine procedures of Epon- or GMA-embedding and a stain specific for DNA, the nucleoid of mature herpes simplex virus-type 1 (HSV-1) assumes the well-known form of a short, compact, hollow cylinder or torus. A new, more complex organization of DNA filaments in encapsidated HSV-1 was found in infected cells after aldehyde fixation, methanol(More)
After an antigenic stimulus, antibody is first demonstrable in the cytoplasm, and often in a spot in the nucleus, of large, immature cells in the medullary areas of the lymph node draining the site of injection. Morphologically, these cells have basophilic cytoplasm and a large nucleus, and are typical hematogenous stem cells. As these cells multiply and(More)