The subcellular distribution of transferrin in rat choroid plexus studied with immunogold labelling of ultracryosections. Histochem J
Choroid plexus epithelium from third ventricle choroid plexus of 2-3-week-old rats was examined for transferrin-like immunoreactivity. In 5 microns paraffin sections most epithelial cells exhibited a pronounced immunoperoxidase staining for transferrin. The ultrastructure of the epithelium in question was examined by conventional electron microscopy. Immunolabelling of ultracryosections with IgG-gold, protein-A gold or protein-A gold-antiprotein-A protein-A gold showed an intense labelling of the basal extracellular space. The lateral intercellular space and the luminal surface showed a more variable labelling; no labelling of the tight junction zone was seen. Intracellularly a distinct labelling of the 'uptake and disposal pathway' (the endosomal-lysosomal system) was observed, but also the synthetic machinery (rough endoplasmic reticulum, stacked Golgi membranes) showed a characteristic labelling. Thus it seems likely that both uptake and synthesis of transferrin occur in choroid plexus epithelial cells.
Data provided are for informational purposes only. Although carefully collected, accuracy cannot be guaranteed. The impact factor represents a rough estimation of the journal's impact factor and does not reflect the actual current impact factor. Publisher conditions are provided by RoMEO. Differing provisions from the publisher's actual policy or licence agreement may be applicable.