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Electron-Microscopic Cytochemistry of the Cell Coat of Kupffer Cells in Rat Liver

  • J. J. Emeis
  • E. Wisse
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 15)

Abstract

Animal cells have an external surface layer closely bound to the plasma membrane, called the cell coat (1) or glycocalyx (for a recent survey see ref.2). This coat is usually composed of acidic glycoproteins or mucopolysaccharides (3), and is thought to play an important role in surface interactions between cells and transport phenomena across the plasma membrane.

Keywords

Kupffer Cell Alcian Blue Acidic Glycoprotein Cell Coat Glutaraldehyde Fixation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. Emeis
    • 1
  • E. Wisse
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for Electron MicroscopyUniversity of LeidenThe Netherlands

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