Journal article

Carbonic anhydrase III in skeletal muscle fibers: an immunocytochemical and biochemical study.

P Frémont, PM Charest, C Côté, PA Rogers

J Histochem Cytochem | Published : 1988

Abstract

The objectives of the present study were to determine if carbonic anhydrase III (CA III) demonstrated a specific association for any particular organelle or structure of the skeletal muscle cell and to quantify the activity and content of this enzyme in different types of skeletal muscle fibers. Ultrastructural localization of CA III in the soleus (SOL), deep vastus lateralis (DVL), and superficial vastus lateralis (SVL), composed of predominantly type I, IIa, and IIb fibers, respectively, was performed using a high-resolution immunocytochemical technique and antibody specific for CA III on ultra-thin sections of skeletal muscle embedded in the water-soluble medium polyvinyl alcohol (PVA). T..

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