Cell-to-cell contacts in primary cultures of dissociated chicken embryonic brain

Zoltán Janka, László Latzkovits, Ference Joó, István Szentistványi

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Abstract

The fine structure of intercellular contacts was studied in primary cultures prepared from chicken embryonic brain. Desmosomes were frequently seen between the glial cells. Synaptic contacts were observed among neuronal cell bodies and neural processes after 8 days in vitro. Gap junctions were revealed between glial elements suggesting a functional role in direct cell communication and providing a morphological basis for previous observations on potassium transport in cultures of dissociated brain cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-157
Number of pages5
JournalCell And Tissue Research
Volume199
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1979

Keywords

  • Cell communication
  • Desmosomes
  • Dissociated nerve cell cultures
  • Gap junctions
  • Synapses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology
  • Cell Biology

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