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Centrioles, cilia, and flagella are ancestral conserved organelles of eukaryotic cells. Among the proteins identified in the proteomics of ciliary proteins in Paramecium, we focus here on a protein, Bug22p, previously detected by cilia and basal-body high-throughput studies but never analyzed per se. Remarkably, this protein is also present in plants, which(More)
The different steps of ciliogenesis occurring in quail oviduct were compared to the ciliogenesis pattern described in other metazoan species. Centrioles are generated according to pathways that are found within the same cell: the centriolar and the acentriolar pathways. In the acentriolar pathway, centrioles are generated in the Golgi area, without contact(More)
Ciliated cells are characterized by a highly organized cytoskeleton which is connected with the ciliary apparatus. The organization of microtubules, microfilaments, and cytokeratin filaments is described and the relationships of each network with the ciliary apparatus are emphasized. Possible functions of such a complex cytoskeleton are discussed.
The secretion of proteins and fluids from the exorbital lacrymal gland of rat is mainly controlled by muscarinic receptors. In a recent pharmacological study. Mauduit et al (Am J Physiol (1993) 264, C1550-C1560) identified a homogeneous population of M3 muscarinic receptors in preparations of acini from these tissues. In order to define the cellular(More)
In the quail oviduct, the mature ciliated cells contain a well developed and polarized cytokeratin network which is bound to desmosomes and in close contact with the striated rootlets associated with basal bodies. In ovariectomized quail, the immature epithelial cells of oviduct present a rudimentary cytokeratin network associated with the centrioles of the(More)
Myosin has been localized during ciliogenesis of quail oviduct by immunocytochemistry (immunofluorescence, immunoperoxidase, immunogold labeling) using a previously characterized monoclonal antibody. In ovariectomized quail oviduct many undifferentiated epithelial cells present a primary cilium arising from one of the diplosome centrioles. Myosin is(More)
Centrins are ubiquitous cytoskeletal proteins that are generally associated with the centrosome and form large cytoskeletal networks in protists. To obtain more data on the respective role of different centrin proteins, we studied their distribution and behavior in one ciliate species, Paraurostyla weissei, using specific antibodies. In this species, only(More)
The male reproductive tracts of Drosophila display considerable variation in the relative size of their components, notably of the testes, but there are few structural differences between species. Here we report a remarkable coiled structure separating the testes from the seminal vesicles in the giant sperm species Drosophila bifurca. This evolutionary(More)
In quail oviduct, a 175K (K = 10(3) Mr) protein associated with striated rootlets was previously identified by Klotz and co-workers using monoclonal antibody CC310. As this monoclonal antibody recognizes several proteins on immunoblots of ciliated cells, we prepared a polyclonal antibody monospecific to the 175K protein by intrasplenic immunization of mice.(More)
Under unfavourable environmental conditions, many ciliates transform into resting cysts through a developmental process called encystment. Excystment is the reverse transformation of the resting cyst into a vegetative cell when favourable conditions are restored. In the oxytrichid Sterkiella histriomuscorum, the encystment - excystment (E-E) cycle involves(More)