Effects of colchicine- and cytochalasin B-treatment on the intracellular distribution of yolk droplets, lipid bodies, and Golgi apparatus of the chick neuroepithelial cells.

Abstract

Treatment with colchicine (antimicrotubular agent) and cytochalasin B (antimicrofilamentous agent) has been used to investigate the possible role played by the cytoskeleton in the maintenance of intracellular distribution of yolk droplets, lipid bodies, and Golgi apparatus of the chick neuroepithelial cells. On the one hand, embryos treated with colchicine showed modifications in their distribution patterns of yolk droplets and lipid bodies, which suggests the involvement of the microtubular integrity of neuroepithelial cells in the maintenance of normal distribution patterns. On the other hand, the close relationships between vitelline and lipid inclusions and Golgi apparatus observed in untreated embryos seems to be kept in the embryos treated with colchicine and cytochalasin B. Moreover, from the effects of colchicine on Golgi apparatus position a possible functional role for the microtubular system in the maintenance of Golgi apparatus polarity in the chick neuroepithelial cells can be proposed. The results provided here constitute new information about the cellular mechanisms involved in chick neurulation.

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@article{Fernndez1988EffectsOC, title={Effects of colchicine- and cytochalasin B-treatment on the intracellular distribution of yolk droplets, lipid bodies, and Golgi apparatus of the chick neuroepithelial cells.}, author={Jordi Guitart Fern{\'a}ndez and C A Chamorro and P L P{\'e}rez de Paz and Julia Villar}, journal={The Journal of experimental zoology}, year={1988}, volume={245 1}, pages={17-23} }