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Variation in the volume of coated vesicles isolated from human placenta

OCKLEFORD, C D and WHYTE, A and BOWYER, D E (1977) Variation in the volume of coated vesicles isolated from human placenta. Cell Biology International Reports, 1 (2). pp. 137-146. ISSN 0309-1651

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Abstract

Electron microscopic analysis of 500 negatively stained coated vesicles isolated from human placenta showed that they exist within limits in a continuous range of volumes with an unimodal distribution. Some vesicles were larger than the frequently quoted maximum size of these organelles (diameter 100nm). The ratio of hexagonal to pentagonal facets in the clathrin lattice of the vesicle wall appears to be variable. This feature may be important in morphogenesis since the mean volume of prolate vesicles is larger than that of spherical vesicles. Empty lattices had a mean volume smaller than that of lattices containing phospholipid bilayers.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Cell Biology International Reports
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Medicine
ID Code: 49297
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 05 Aug 2011 11:29
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:39
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/49297

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