Localization of microfilaments in prolactin cells of the rat anterior pituitary gland

Jerzy B. Warchol, Damon C. Herbert, Edward G. Rennels

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Abstract

Prolactin cells from anterior pituitary glands of normal non-lactating female rats, and lactating animals, some of which were separated from their pups for 48 hours, were examined ultrastructurally for the presence of microfilaments. Microfilaments were found in specific intracellular locations in all cells examined. They were in association with the nuclear envelope, the Golgi complex, the endoplasmic reticulum, small vesicles of the endoplasmic reticulum, and secretory granules. The possible role of microfilaments in the movement of intracellular organelles is considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-199
Number of pages7
JournalCell and Tissue Research
Volume155
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1974

Keywords

  • Anterior pituitary
  • Electron microscopy
  • Microfilaments
  • Prolactin cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology
  • Cell Biology

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