Journal of Okayama Medical Association
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血球ミトコンドリアの細胞化学的研究 第4編 血球ミトコンドリアの細胞化学的電子顕微鏡的研究

Sakai, Akira
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Abstract
In order to elucidate the microstructures of the mitochondria in blood cells in the relation with the sites of enzyme activities the author carried out electron microscopic observations on the ultra-thin sectioned specimens prepared from the normal blood cells on which the cytochemical reaction of the respiratory enzyme system has been made with the use of potassium tellurite, a heavy metal salt. As the result, it has been verified that the terminal respiratory enzyme system is localized mainly in mitochondria, and that these are significant differences in the enzyme activity of mitochondria not only between those belonging to the different kind of blood cells but also even in those found in a cell. It has also been demonstrated that these enzymes are found as a farily dense contiguous mass mainly locating in the cristae of mitochondrion, and some in the mitochondrial membrane. These observations show that there are some differences in the enzyme activity between the membrane and the cristae of mitochondria.
ISSN
0030-1558
NCID
AN00032489