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The ultrastructure of sulphate proteoglycans in basophil granules was examined using cytochemical procedures designed to stabilize and visualize these highly anionic macromolecules in situ. Unfixed or glutaraldehyde-prefixed guinea-pig spleen cells were submitted to fixation/staining in 2.5% glutaraldehyde, 0.2% cuprolinic blue (CB; a cationic phthalocyanin(More)
This study deals with the ultrastructure of the chondroitin sulphate proteoglycans of the Kurloff body, a large lysosome organelle, metachromatic towards Toluidine Blue, of a blood cell unique to the guinea pig and called the Kurloff cell. Splenic Kurloff cell from oestrogen-treated guinea pig cells were examined after staining with Cuprolinic Blue, a(More)
In the course of an ultrastructural cytochemical study of intracellular sulphated proteoglycans involving the addition of cetylpyridinium chloride in the primary aldehyde fixative, a remarkable ultrastructural preservation of the collagen-associated sulphated proteoglycans was observed. Together with the preservation of their localization among the collagen(More)
L2C leukemia is a leukemia that occurs in strain two guinea pigs. The L2C cells are natural killer-sensitive. The Kurloff cell (KC), a guinea pig NK cell, develops a 3-fold increase in lysosomal enzyme activity and the number of KC cells increases during leukemogenesis, leading to KC cell-mediated L2C cytolysis. This paper shows that conjugates are produced(More)
In order to study their natural killer effect, guinea pig splenic Kurloff cells were fractionated by Percoll discontinuous density gradient centrifugation. Kurloff cells were collected and tested for cytotoxicity in a 24-hr chromium-release test. Comparison of different splenic cellular samples (of males or estrogenized females) with increasing percentage(More)
We made red cell and white cell counts in an homogeneous sample of more than 250 healthy, non gravid, adult, female guinea-pigs. Up to the present it is the highest number of guinea-pigs on which systematic blood counts have been taken. Each category of cells was studied statistically. Our mean of the red cells (5.03 X 106/mm3) is close to most of the means(More)
Damage evolution and dopant distribution during nanosecond laser thermal annealing of ion implanted silicon have been investigated by means of transmission electron microscopy, secondary ion mass spectrometry, and atom probe tomography. Different melting front positions were realized and studied: nonmelt, partial melt, and full melt with respect to the(More)
We have investigated the occurrence of fibrinogen or its derivatives in the Kurloff bodies of female guinea pigs by means of immunofluorescence, histochemistry and ultrastructural analysis. The Kurloff bodies are fluorescent after incubation with anti-guinea pig fibrinogen immuno-globulins coupled with fluorescein isothiocyanate. PTAH, Martius scarlet blue,(More)
Scanning electron microscopy has been used to examine suspensions of Kurloff cells, which are present only in guinea pig. The cells are round with a surface characterized by uniformly distributed short stubby microvilli and some ridges. Some cells show one or more pores surrounded by a smooth margin, others a smooth globular expansion about 10 microns in(More)
To document the ultrastructural distribution of lens capsule proteoglycans, rabbit lens capsules were fixed and stained overnight in 50 mM sodium acetate, pH 5.6, containing 2.5% glutaraldehyde, 0.2% Cuprolinic Blue and 0.2 M MgCl2. They were rinsed, stained with 1% aqueous sodium tungstate, embedded in Epon, sectioned (60 nm), and examined with an electron(More)