Sheng‐Yau S. Lim

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In a previous study using PC-12 cells (Lim, S. S., P. J. Sammak, and G. G. Borisy, 1989. J. Cell Biol. 109:253-263), we presented evidence that the microtubule component of the neuronal cytoskeleton is differentially dynamic but stationary. However, neurites of PC-12 cells grow slowly, hindering a stringent test of slow axonal transport mechanisms under(More)
Fimbrin, an actin-bundling protein, is a component of the osteoclast adhesion complexes called podosomes. In this study, we (1) determined the localization of fimbrin in the mature rabbit osteoclast as well as in differentiating osteoclasts using the avian monocyte-derived osteoclast differentiation model, (2) characterized the distribution and accumulation(More)
The establishment of neural circuits requires both stable and plastic properties in the neuronal cytoskeleton. In this study we show that properties of stability and lability reside in microtubules and these are governed by cellular differentiation and intracellular location. After culture for 3, 7, and 14 d in nerve growth factor-containing medium, PC-12(More)
Osteocytes are derived from a select group of osteoblasts that have undergone a final differentiation. Due to their inaccessibility when embedded in the bone matrix, very little is known about the osteocyte cytoskeleton. This study provides an extensive analysis of the osteocyte cytoskeleton, based on the successful isolation of osteocytes from 16-day(More)
We have conducted experiments to examine the dynamic exchange between subunit and polymer of vimentin intermediate filaments (IF) at steady state through the use of xrhodamine-labeled vimentin in fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) analysis. The xrhodamine-vimentin incorporated into the endogenous vimentin IF network after microinjection into(More)
The expression and localization of tensin and cortactin were examined in osteoclast precursors in comparison with isolated osteoclasts on various substrates. Initially, the ability of hen monocytes to differentiate into osteoclasts was evaluated on plastic or glass, and compared to differentiation on bone. Specifically, monocytes were isolated from the(More)
We have studied the dynamics of microtubules in black tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) melanophores to test the possible correlation of microtubule stability and intracellular particle transport. X-rhodamine-or caged fluorescein-conjugated tubulin were microinjected and visualized by fluorescence digital imaging using a cooled charge coupled device and(More)
In order to study microtubule turnover in elongating neurites, chick embryo sensory neurons were microinjected with x-rhodamine tubulin, and after 6-12 hours, short segments along chosen neurites were photobleached at multiple sites. Previous studies [Lim et al., 1989; 1990] indicated that recovery of fluorescence (FRAP) in neurites occurs by the dynamic(More)
Using a monoclonal antibody generated against striated muscle troponin T, we previously noted the presence of crossreactive components in smooth muscle and non-muscle cells. Since the presence of troponin T in tissues other than striated muscle is controversial, we sought to establish the nature of the crossreaction and to determine the extent of its(More)
A procedure has been developed for the immunoelectron microscopic localization of intracellular antigens on thin-sectioned tissues. The tissues were fixed in a periodate-lysine-paraformaldehyde solution or a formaldehyde-glutaraldehyde combination and embedded in the acrylate-methacrylate mixture, Lowicryl K4M (Polaron), which was polymerized under(More)