Susannah T. Rohrlich

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This paper presents the results of light and electron microscopy done on iridophores in the dorsal skin of the lizard Anolis carolinensis. New fine-structural details are revealed, and their importance is discussed. Of some interest is the complex of filaments between crystalline sheets in the cell. It is proposed that this complex is involved in the(More)
Thin and thick sections of both physiologically active and physiologically passive iridophores from a range of vertebrate species have been examined by electron microscopy at 60 kV and at 1,000 kV. All iridophores studied have been found to contain 65-A filaments linking successive crystals in their parallel stacks; their orientation in the cell is shown in(More)
Cultured normal low-passage embryo fibroblasts, from a number of species, and two untransformed clones of a Balb/3T3 line elaborate increasing amounts of plasminogen activator (PA) as they approach confluence; the low-passage cells then lose this PA activity after reaching confluence, while the 3T3 cells retain it indefinitely. Even at their peaks, however,(More)
Human embryonic lung (HuEL) cells in culture produce large amounts of the enzyme, plasminogen activator, and thus generate substantial amounts of active plasmin. Despite the presence of plasmin, however, HuEL cells grow in ordered, flattened, adherent sheets. It seemed of interest to characterize protease inhibitors that might be present in HuEL cultures(More)
The biochemical characteristics of dermal iridophore crystals from Anolis carolinensis have been investigated. Iridophores isolated by collangenase-hyaluronidase treatment were sonicated and their contents fractionated through sucrose. Pure iridophore crystals so obtained were examined by chromatography and electron diffraction. They were found to be(More)
We have purified the human low molecular mass cysteine proteinase inhibitor in good yield from amniotic fluid, using ultrafiltration through 100-kDa and 1-kDa cut-off filters, chromatography on Ultrogel AcA 54, and affinity chromatography on alkylated papain-agarose. Approximately 1-4 mg/l of this inhibitor are present in amniotic fluid. The purified(More)
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