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  • John Aronson
  • 1961
The embryo of a tarsonemid mite was found to be suitable for in vivo observations of muscle development by polarization microscopy. The four dorsal muscles of the metapodosoma each contain three sarcomeres, the anterior two of which can be seen clearly. These sarcomeres can be identified and followed during much of their development. Sarcomeres are about(More)
Fibrils from the indirect flight muscle of Drosophila melanogaster which have been teased into a solution containing 0.1 M KCl, 2 mM EDTA, 4 mM MgCl(2), and 2.5 mM ATP at pH 7.0 can be made to shorten to 10 per cent of their initial length by reducing the level of ATP at a pH of about 8 or by briefly treating the fibrils with trypsin before lowering the(More)
Cells obtained by tryptic digestion of the surface of intact adult and fetal Fischer 344 lungs were plated on glass fragments. Epithelial cell lines were readily established by selecting fragments with 2 to 10 cells 2 days after plating and growing them in F12 K media containing 10% fetal bovine serum (FBS). These cell lines and new lines that can be easily(More)
Human retinal pigment epithelium (RPE)-derived cell lines were established from RPE-covered choroid tissue fragments, which had been generated by culture on nontissue culture plastic. Two phenotypes were apparent in a given line: (a) a compact cell which formed domes and ultimately melanosomes before being sloughed; and (b) a squamous cell which was often(More)
The water disinfectant by-product dichloroacetonitrile (DCAN) is a direct-acting mutagen and induces DNA strand breaks in cultured human lymphoblastic cells. Cellular activation by environmental agents may exert detrimental effects to the cells. Activated macrophages produce reactive oxygen intermediates such as H(2)O(2), (-)OH and O(2). Therefore, the(More)