Cell surface specializations and intercellular junctions in human amniotic epithelium: an electron microscopic and freeze-fracture study.

@article{King1982CellSS,
  title={Cell surface specializations and intercellular junctions in human amniotic epithelium: an electron microscopic and freeze-fracture study.},
  author={Barry F. King},
  journal={The Anatomical record},
  year={1982},
  volume={203 1},
  pages={
          73-82
        }
}
Cell surface specializations and intercellular junctions of human term amniotic epithelium were examined by conventional thin-section electron microscopy, after staining with the cationic probes ruthenium red and cationic ferritin, and by freeze-fracture methods. Desmosomes were the predominant type of intercellular junction and often the most apical of the junctional types. In freeze-fracture replicas, desmosomes were characterized by roughly circular areas of large, often irregular, P-face… CONTINUE READING