Energy-dispersive X-ray microanalysis of membrane-associated inclusions in hydrogenosomes isolated from Trichomonas vaginalis.

@article{Chapman1985EnergydispersiveXM,
  title={Energy-dispersive X-ray microanalysis of membrane-associated inclusions in hydrogenosomes isolated from Trichomonas vaginalis.},
  author={Art Chapman and Anthony C Hann and D. J. Linstead and David Lloyd},
  journal={Journal of general microbiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={131 11},
  pages={2933-9}
}
Energy-dispersive X-ray microprobe analysis of electron-dense inclusions in hydrogenosomes isolated from the aerotolerant anaerobic protozoal human parasite Trichomonas vaginalis, Bushby strain, indicated the presence of high levels of Mg, P and Ca. This suggested that divalent cation (e.g. Ca2+ or Mg2+) accumulation by hydrogenosomes may be important in the regulation of intracellular ion concentrations.