The fine structure of the axostyle and its associations with organelles in Trichomonads
Diniz Junior, José Antônio Picanço
The fine structure of the axostyle in the protists Tritrichomonas foetus and Monocercomonas sp is described using transmission electron microscopy after quick-freezing techniques and immunocytochemistry. The axostyle microtubules presents a lateral projection formed by two protofilaments in addition to the 13 protofilaments normally found in microtubules. The axostyle is associated with other cell structures such as hydrogenosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, sigmoid filaments and glycogen particles. The microtubules of the pelta-axostylar system are connected to each other by bridges regularly spaced with an interval of 9 nm. Labeling of the axostyle was observed after cell incubation with monoclonal antibodies recognizing α-tubulin and acetylated-tubulin.
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-citationBENCHIMOL, M.; DINIZ, José Antônio Picanço; RIBEIRO, K. The fine structure of the axostyle and its associations with organelles in Trichomonads. Tissue and Cell, v. 32, n. 2, p. 178-187, Apr. 2000.
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-decsPrimaryTricomoníase / parasitologia