An epithelium-type cytoskeleton in a glial cell: astrocytes of amphibian optic nerves contain cytokeratin filaments and are connected by desmosomes

@article{RunggerBrndle1989AnEC,
  title={An epithelium-type cytoskeleton in a glial cell: astrocytes of amphibian optic nerves contain cytokeratin filaments and are connected by desmosomes},
  author={Elisabeth Rungger-Br{\"a}ndle and T Achtstaetter and Werner Franke},
  journal={The Journal of Cell Biology},
  year={1989},
  volume={109},
  pages={705 - 716}
}
In higher vertebrates the cytoskeleton of glial cells, notably astrocytes, is characterized (a) by masses of intermediate filaments (IFs) that contain the hallmark protein of glial differentiation, the glial filament protein (GFP); and (b) by the absence of cytokeratin IFs and IF-anchoring membrane domains of the desmosome type. Here we report that in certain amphibian species (Xenopus laevis, Rana ridibunda, and Pleurodeles waltlii) the astrocytes of the optic nerve contain a completely… CONTINUE READING

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