Use of protein A-coated colloidal gold particles for immunoelectronmicroscopic localization of ACTH on ultrathin sections
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ACTH was localized in dissociated porcine adenohypophysial cells using a novel indirect EM immunocytochemical technique. Incubation of ultrathin resin sections in anti-ACTH was followed by incubation with protein A-coated colloidal gold particles. Protein A binds specifically to the Fc part of the IgG molecule, and thus the ACTH-containing secretory granules became labelled with electron-dense gold particles. With this method, the dissociated porcine ACTH cell was identified as containing numerous round or ovoid 170–300 nm, secretory granules.
KeywordsPublic Health Gold Gold Particle Secretory Granule Ultrathin Section
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