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MORPHOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF GOLDFISH ERYTHROPHORES AND THEIR PTERINOSOMES
The fine structure of integumental erythrophores and the intracellular location of pteridine and carotenoid pigments in adult goldfish, Carassius auratus, were studied by means of cytochemistry,Expand
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Formation of pterinosomes and carotenoid granules in xanthophores of the teleost Oryzias latipes as revealed by the rapid-freezing and freeze-substitution method
  • M. Obika
  • Biology
  • Cell and Tissue Research
  • 2004
SummaryThe rapid-freezing and freeze-substitution method was applied for the ultrastructural study of the dermal chromatophores of a teleost, Oryzias latipes. The method was found to be suitable forExpand
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Light sensitivity of melanophores in neural crest explants
Les mélanophores de la crête neurale de divers amphibiens isolés in vitro se sont montrés sensibles à la lumière. A la lumière normale, ils s'étendent, mais se contractent rapidement dansExpand
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COMPARATIVE ASPECTS OF INTEGUMENTAL PTERIDINE DISTRIBUTION AMONG AMPHIBIANS.
Abstract 1. 1. Comparative study of pteridine distribution in more than fifty species of amphibian larval and adult skins has been made using paper chromatography and electrophoresis. 2. 2.Expand
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Melanosome of toad: a storehouse of riboflavin.
Abstract Intercellular and subcellular distribution of riboflavin in the adult skin of a toad, Bufo bufo japonicus , was studied. Riboflavin was found always in association with dermal melanophores,Expand
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Reversible binding of riboflavin and pteridines to melanin in vitro.
  • M. Obika
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Comparative biochemistry and physiology. B…
  • 1976
Abstract 1. 1. Binding of riboflavin, flavin mononucleotide, flavin-adenine dinucleotide, 6,7-dimethyl-8-ribityllumazine, isoxanthopterin and pterin to melanosomes or natural and synthetic melaninExpand
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Immunological dissimilarity in protein component (dynein 1) between outer and inner arms within sea urchin sperm axonemes
The 0.5 M KCl-treatment solubilizes the outer arms from sea urchin sperm axonemes. Approximately 30 percent of A-polypeptide, corresponding to dynein 1 in SDS- polyacrylamide gel, was solubilized byExpand
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Hormone-induced pigment translocations in amphibian dermal iridophores, in vitro: changes in cell shape.
Hormone-induced pigment translocation studies were conducted at both the light and electron microscopic levels on cultured dermal iridophores from the Mexican leaf frog, Pachymedusa dacnicolor. TwoExpand
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