Mark Birbeck

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1. During the early differentiation of the cuticle the cell membranes smooth out and the cells become closely attached over most of their surface. The change seems to be due to a layer of cement which forms between them. The plasma membranes also increase in density. 2. The decreased membrane activity of the cuticle cells may prevent a phagocytosis of the(More)
Peanut (Arachis hypogaea) lectin (PNL) has been shown to agglutinate the 90% of cells from murine thymus which are supposed to be immature cortical thymocytes. Further studies on the numbers of thymocytes binding fluorescein isothiocyanate conjugated PNL (FITC-PNL) confirmed the large proportion of PNL binding cells. In other organs such as bone marrow,(More)
We describe a method by which horseradish peroxidase may be attached covalently to the surface of liposomes under conditions which permit minimal non-covalent association of the enzyme with the lipids. The coupling method adopted does not allow the formation of homopolymers of liposomes or peroxidase. For phosphatidylelthanolamine/phosphatidylcholine and(More)
Effects of silica, diamond dust, and carrageenan on mouse macrophages were studied by phase-contrast cine-micrography, electron microscopy, histochemical techniques for lysosomal enzymes and measurements of the release of lysosomal enzymes into the culture medium. All added materials were rapidly taken up into phagosomes, to which lysosomes became attached.(More)