Hydrogenosome autophagy: an ultrastructural and cytochemical study.

  title={Hydrogenosome autophagy: an ultrastructural and cytochemical study.},
  author={Marlene Benchimol},
  journal={Biology of the cell},
  volume={91 3},
The process of autophagy was studied in Tritrichomonas foetus under serum deprivation, drug treatment (hydroxyurea, zinc sulfate), and also in normal conditions using routine electron microscopy, freeze-fracture, freeze-substitution, and enzyme cytochemistry. We also used gold particles conjugated with bovine albumin to better characterize the participation of lysosomes in the process of hydrogenosome degradation. Apparently normal hydrogenosomes and also giant, abnormal hydrogenosomes… CONTINUE READING