PMID: 7993231Jan 1, 1994Paper

Cytoskeletal organization of the vestibular sensory epithelia: saponin perfusion method for observing intracellular structures by scanning electron microscopy

Auris, Nasus, Larynx
M TakumidaY Harada


The cytoskeletal organization of the guinea pig vestibular sensory epithelial cells were investigated by the use of saponin perfusion method using scanning electron microscopy. The skeletal framework of a cell is composed of thin (actin or intermediate filaments) and thick filaments (microtubules). The membrane bound organelles such as nucleus, mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, etc. were also well demonstrated. This made it possible to investigate the three-dimensional structures of cytoskeletons as well as their complex interactions with various membranes bound organelles. It is therefore suspected that this technique may provide us further information about distribution, topographic relationships, and the functional role of cytoskeletons.


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