Cortical plaque-like structures identify ribosome-containing domains in the Mauthner cell axon.

@article{Koenig1996CorticalPS,
  title={Cortical plaque-like structures identify ribosome-containing domains in the Mauthner cell axon.},
  author={Edward Koenig and Rainer K. Martin},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={1996},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={1400-11}
}
The hypothesis that ribosomes are present, but may have a restricted distribution, in the Mauthner (M) axon was evaluated in isolated M-cell axoplasm after (1) staining with YOYO-1 and (2) inspection by electron spectroscopic imaging (ESI) of ribosomal RNA (rRNA) phosphorus (P). Discrete periaxoplasmic plaques, identified by their ribonuclease-sensitive fluorescence, were located circumferentially at the surface boundary of isolated axoplasm and distributed longitudinally at random intervals… CONTINUE READING