Medical Electron Microscopy

, Volume 27, Issue 3–4, pp 333–336 | Cite as

Study on intracellular calcium localization by potassium antimonate technique in rabbit VX2 carcinoma

  • Akira Kitamura
  • Kunio Takano
  • Tsugio Inokuchi
Workshop II: Analytical Electron Microscopy Workshop II-4


It is well known that a rabbit having VX2 carcinoma, which derived from virus-induced papillomas, shows hypercalcemia from the early stage of its growth. Ultrathin sections of the VX2 carcinoma were examined for the evaluation of calcium localization using a potassium antimonate technique and X-ray microanalysis. The calcium antimonate complex was shown to be most prevalent in the euchromatin and mitochondria.

Key words

Intracellular calcium Mitochondria Potassium antimonate X-ray microanalysis VX2 carcinoma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Akira Kitamura
    • 1
  • Kunio Takano
    • 2
  • Tsugio Inokuchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Second Department of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery, School of DentistryNagasaki UniversityNagasakiJapan
  2. 2.Second Department of Oral Anatomy, School of DentistryNagasaki UniversityNagasakiJapan

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