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The structural development of the organ of Corti was studied in 30 rat pups rendered hypothyroid by daily administration of propylthiouracil during the first 35 days after birth. Cochlear changes were observed by light microscopy and electronmicroscopy. Hypothyroid rat pups were found to have severe abnormalities in the organ of Corti. There was an(More)
The influence of collagen gels on the orientation of the polarity of epithelial thyroid cells in culture was studied under four different conditions. (a) Isolated cells cultured on the surface of a collagen gel formed a monolayer. The apical pole was in contact with the culture medium and the basal membrane was attached to the substratum. (b) Isolated cells(More)
When cultured in collagen gel-coated dishes, thyroid cells organized into polarized monolayers. The basal poles of the cells were in contact with the collagen gel, whereas the apical surfaces were facing the culture medium. Under these culture conditions, thyroid cells do not concentrate iodide nor respond to acute stimulation by thyroid-stimulating hormone(More)
Using immunoblot, light and electron immunocytochemistry, we investigated the presence and the localization of polypeptides cross-reacting with the monoclonal antibody CC.310 (mAb CC.310), which is mainly directed against a 175K (K = 10(3) Mr) ciliary rootlet protein. In hypothalamic ependymal cultures, the unique antigen recognized by mAb CC.310 was(More)
Striatal neurons were cultured from the fetal mouse brain and maintained in serum-free medium for 14-21 days in vitro (DIV). Pretreatment of the culture dishes successively with a polycation followed by fetal calf serum resulted in rapid neuron attachment and neurite proliferation. After 9-10 DIV, electron microscope observations revealed the presence of(More)
In the vestibular organ the presence of carbohydrates in the cupula and otoconia of young (6-day-old) and adult rats was investigated using fluorescent lectins. The following sugars have been identified in both young and adult rats: N-acetyl-glucosamine, galactose, mannose and fucose. In contrast, N-acetyl-galactosamine was not detected. In order to(More)
Histological sections of rat and guinea pig cochleas were exposed to lectins to identify the carbohydrates present in the tectorial membranes. N-Acetylglucosamine, galactose, mannose and fucose were found to be present in both rats and guinea pigs, but N-acetylgalactosamine was not detected. In addition, two control experiments were performed. In the first,(More)
The Na+/K+-ATPase was localized using purified specific antibodies, on the basolateral membranes of rat thyroid epithelial cells and of cultured porcine thyroid cells, by immunofluorescence and immunoelectron microscopy. No staining was observed on the apical membranes. When cultured cells formed monolayers, with their apical pole in contact with the(More)
The structure of the endocrine pancreas in the sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.) was studied with special reference to glucagon-immunoreactive cells. As described in most of the teleosts, the sea bass was found to have a diffuse pancreas. In the adult, endocrine cells were clustered in a principal islet and numerous accessory islets where the glucagon A(More)
In order to study the effects of hypothyroidism on the development of microtubules in the cochlea, rat pups were rendered hypothyroid by daily administration of propylthiouracil. Microtubules were studied by immunofluorescence and electron microscopy. The absence of immunostaining of pillar cells with antimicrotubule or antitubulin antibodies was correlated(More)