Marvin H. Stromer

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Earlier studies using atomic force microscopy (AFM) demonstrated the presence of fusion pores at the cell plasma membrane in a number of live secretory cells, revealing their morphology and dynamics at nm resolution and in real time. Fusion pores were stable structures at the cell plasma membrane where secretory vesicles dock and fuse to release vesicular(More)
To gain additional information about the arrangement of intermediate filaments (IF) in normal smooth muscle, fresh avian gizzard was processed for immunoelectron microscopy. The protein A-gold immunocytochemical technique was applied for the localization of desmin antigenic sites. Desmin-containing IFs were located in an axial bundle that partially(More)
Ca2+-activated protease (CAF) digestion of glycerinated nemaline myopathy muscle removed the electron-dense material covering rods and Z-lines and exposed longitudinal backbone filaments, 6-7 nm wide, which span the lengths of the original rods. Decoration of the exposed filaments (which are responsible for the periodicity parallel to the long axis of(More)
The substructure of assembling cytoplasmic dense bodies (CDBs) and changes in the distribution of desmin and alpha-actinin during development of smooth muscle were studied in gizzard samples from 10- and 16-day embryos and from 1- and 7-day post-hatch chickens. CDBs in these cells lack the density of CDBs in mature or adult smooth muscle cells and, thus,(More)
The accumulation of tropomyosin in cultures of differentiating muscle cells was quantitatively measured. Tropomyosin was isolated from cultured cells during and after myoblast fusion; both alpha- and beta-subunits were present in myotube cultures. During fusion small amounts of tropomyosin were detectable, but, as fusion approached a maximum, tropomyosin(More)
A study was done to determine whether the Ca2+-activated muscle protease (CAF) that removes Z disks from myofibrils in the presence of Ca2+ is located in a sedimentable subcellular organelle. Porcine skeletal muscle cells were diced finely with a scalpel and were suspended in 0.25 M sucrose, 4 mM EDTA with a VIRTIS homogenizer. Filtration of the suspended(More)
Lee, Ho-Sup, "Molecular interactions of talin and actin: a study on the specific domains of talin involved in the interactions " (2002). This manuscript has been reproduced from the microfilm master. UMI films the text directly from the original or copy submitted. Thus, some thesis and dissertation copies are in typewriter face, while others may be from any(More)
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