Histochemical and ultrastructural study of adult human tendon

László Józsa, József B. Bálint, Antal Réffy, Zsuzsa Demel

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The authors have studied the enzymhistochemical and ultrastructural pictures of tenocytes of adult human tendons. High succinate dehydrogenase, cytochrome oxidase, TPN-diaphorase, lactate dehydrogenase and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity were found, as indicated both oxidativ, anaerobic and pentose-phosphate shung activity. Phosphorylase and glutamate dehydrogenase activity was medial, lipase and alcaline phosphatase activity was slight. In tenocytes well developed rough endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus, large amount of free ribosomes were found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-257
Number of pages8
JournalActa histochemica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1979


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Histology
  • Cell Biology

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