Studies on the Ni-content of the centriole

Péter Kovács, Zsuzsanna Darvas

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Nickel-containing organelles or subcellular structures have not yet been described in the literature; only some Ni-containing enzymes or “factors” acting at the cellular level have been studied. In the present study the nickel-content of centrioles and basal bodies were detected by using a new histochemical method. The centrioles and basal bodies are able to take up nickel. Evidence has also been presented that low concentrations of Ni (10−5M) enhance the growth rate of Tetrahymena.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-173
Number of pages5
JournalActa histochemica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1982


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Histology
  • Cell Biology

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