Cytochemical localization of acid phosphatase and adenosine triphosphatase in some avian mechanoreceptors.

Abstract

Ultrastructural distribution of acid phosphatase and adenosine triphosphatase was studied in the receptor elements of HERBST and GRANDRY sensory corpuscles. Acid phosphatase activity was established in the elements of smooth and rough endoplasmic reticulum of perineural capsule cells, as well as in the secondary lysosomes of all cell types. Particular interest was paid on the activity of myelin-like dense bodies and some clear core vesicles belonging to the axoplasm of receptor nerve fibres. Adenosine triphosphatase activity was established on the membranes of receptor structures and pinocytotic vesicles. More deposits of electron dense material were localized on the axolemma of the non-myelinated portions of the receptor nerve fibres. The functional significance and importance of the both enzymes in the receptor structures was discussed.

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@article{Chouchkov1978CytochemicalLO, title={Cytochemical localization of acid phosphatase and adenosine triphosphatase in some avian mechanoreceptors.}, author={Christo N. Chouchkov and Michail S . Davidoff}, journal={Acta histochemica}, year={1978}, volume={63 1}, pages={45-51} }