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ULTRASTRUCTURE AND IMMUNOCYTOCHEMISTRY OF HEPATIC PEROXISOMES IN RHIZOMELIC CHONDRODYSPLASIA PUNCTATA

JL HUGHES, A POULOS, DI CRANE, CW CHOW, LJ SHEFFIELD, D SILLENCE

European Journal of Pediatrics | SPRINGER VERLAG | Published : 1992

Abstract

Peroxisomes were studied in the liver of two rhizomelic chondrodysplasia punctata patients using electron microscopy and catalase cytochemistry. Immunoelectron microscopy was carried out on the liver of one of these patients using antibodies to catalase, acyl-CoA oxidase, bifunctional protein, 3-ketoacyl-CoA thiolase and a 68 kDa peroxisomal membrane protein, in conjunction with protein-A colloidal gold. Moderately to markedly enlarged, flocculent peroxisomes were found in both patients. In one patient they were very heterogeneous with regard to the number per hepatocyte. The peroxisomes had very low levels of catalase as indicated by cytochemistry and immunocytochemistry. The three beta-oxi..

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