Experientia

, Volume 31, Issue 11, pp 1339–1340 | Cite as

X-ray microanalysis of mast cells in rat's muscle

  • R. Yarom
  • C. A. Maunder
  • T. A. Hall
  • V. Dubowitz
Specialia Anatomica, Histologica, Embryologica, Carcinologica

Summary

Mast cells from rat's tongue muscles, fixed with glutaraldehyde only, were examined with an electron microscopic microanalyzer — the EMMA-4. With the preparatory method used, high emissions of a number of elements were obtained in various intracellular spots. The granules of mast cells were found to contain strictly localized high concentrations of sulphur, calcium and zinc.

Keywords

Calcium Sulphur Zinc Mast Cell Glutaraldehyde 

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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Yarom
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • C. A. Maunder
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • T. A. Hall
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • V. Dubowitz
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Paediatrics and Neonatal MedicineHammersmith HospitalLondonEngland
  2. 2.Jerry Lewis Muscle Research CentreHammersmith HospitalLondonEngland
  3. 3.Electron Microscopy SectionCavendish LaboratoryCambridgeU.K.
  4. 4.Pathology DepartmentHebrew University, Hadassah Medical SchoolJerusalemIsrael

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