Studies on cilia. 3. Further studies on the cilium tip and a "sliding filament" model of ciliary motility.

@article{Satir1968StudiesOC,
  title={Studies on cilia. 3. Further studies on the cilium tip and a "sliding filament" model of ciliary motility.},
  author={Peter Satir},
  journal={The Journal of cell biology},
  year={1968},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={77-94}
}
  • Peter Satir
  • Published 1968 in The Journal of cell biology
This study confirms and extends previous work on the lateral cilia of the fresh-water mussel, Elliptio complanatus, in support of a "sliding filament" mechanism of ciliary motility wherein peripheral filaments (microtubules) do not change length during beat (see Satir, 1967). Short sequences of serial sections of tips are examined in control (nonbeating) and activated (metachronal wave) preparations. Several different tip types, functional rather than morphogenetic variants, are demonstrated… CONTINUE READING