Affinity-purified antitropoelastin antibodies have been used to localize tropoelastin-derived components in aortas from chick embryos of different age by immunoelectron microscopy. Staining in the matrix is first noted at day 3 associated with irregular bundles of filaments resembling microfibrils, in the absence of amorphous elastin deposits. Amorphous material, which rapidly accumulates at later stages, is heavily labelled, while surrounding microfibrils are only poorly labelled. By contrast, a more intense staining of microfibrils persists in regions in which amorphous material is not morphologically evident. These observations indicate that the initial accumulation of elastin requires microfibrils, while the two components are not in close association in the subsequent growth of the amorphous core of the fibre. Intracellular staining is evident in the secretory apparatus of the cell and in peripheral large vesicles. Differentiated cells also show regions of close contact with elastic fibres in which immunological staining for elastin is very close to the cell membrane.

Fine mapping of tropoelastin-derived components in the aorta of developing chick embryo.

BRESSAN, GIORGIO;CASTELLANI, INES;VOLPIN, DINO
1987

Abstract

Affinity-purified antitropoelastin antibodies have been used to localize tropoelastin-derived components in aortas from chick embryos of different age by immunoelectron microscopy. Staining in the matrix is first noted at day 3 associated with irregular bundles of filaments resembling microfibrils, in the absence of amorphous elastin deposits. Amorphous material, which rapidly accumulates at later stages, is heavily labelled, while surrounding microfibrils are only poorly labelled. By contrast, a more intense staining of microfibrils persists in regions in which amorphous material is not morphologically evident. These observations indicate that the initial accumulation of elastin requires microfibrils, while the two components are not in close association in the subsequent growth of the amorphous core of the fibre. Intracellular staining is evident in the secretory apparatus of the cell and in peripheral large vesicles. Differentiated cells also show regions of close contact with elastic fibres in which immunological staining for elastin is very close to the cell membrane.
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