Mariusz K. Jaglarz

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The oocytes of many invertebrate and non-mammalian vertebrate species are not only asymmetrical but also polar in the distribution of organelles, localized RNAs and proteins, and the oocyte polarity dictates the patterning of the future embryo. Polarily located within the oocytes of many species is the Balbiani body (Bb), which in Xenopus is known to be(More)
A conserved feature of germ cells in many animal species is the presence of perinuclear electron-dense material called the "nuage" that is believed to be a precursor of germinal (or polar or P) granules. In Xenopus oogenesis the nuage is first observed near the nuclear envelope and subsequently in close contact with mitochondria, at which stage it is called(More)
This review compiles present knowledge of the structure and molecular composition of the enigmatic cytoplasmic organelles called accessory nuclei. Most typically, they are found in the perinuclear cytoplasm in oocytes of insects and several other invertebrates. Accessory nuclei originate by budding of the oocyte nucleus (germinal vesicle) and are surrounded(More)
Within the oocyte nucleus of many insect species, a variable number of intensely stained spherical bodies occur. These nuclear bodies differ significantly from nucleoli and their precise role in nuclei has not been elucidated yet. I have examined some of the histochemical properties as well as the molecular composition of these structures in a(More)
Translationally Controlled Tumour Protein (TCTP) associates with microtubules (MT), however, the details of this association are unknown. Here we analyze the relationship of TCTP with MTs and centrosomes in Xenopus laevis and mammalian cells using immunofluorescence, tagged TCTP expression and immunoelectron microscopy. We show that TCTP associates both(More)
In some species of insects, oocytes have vesicular organelles, termed accessory nuclei (ANs). The ANs form by budding off from the nuclear envelope of the oocyte and are filled with translucent matrix containing dense inclusions. One type of these inclusions contains coilin and small nuclear ribonucleoproteins (snRNPs) and is homologous to Cajal bodies. We(More)
The developmental changes within the Balbiani body in previtellogenic and early vitellogenic oocytes of a tiger beetle, Pseudoxycheila angustata, are described. Our study showed that the Balbiani body forms in a juxtanuclear position in previtellogenic oocytes. Subsequently, it disperses within the ooplasm while multivesicular bodies, a prominent component(More)
We characterize morphological and histochemical changes occurring within the oocyte nucleus (germinal vesicle) during oogenesis in two phthirapteran species: the pig louse, Haematopinus suis (Anoplura) and the pigeon louse, Columbicola columbae (Mallophaga). In previtellogenic oocytes, within the oocyte nucleus the chromatin condenses and forms the(More)
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