Multilaminar/vesicular bodies accumulating glycoconjugates in primary spermatocytes of cricket, Gryllus bimaculatus

Atsushi C Suzuki, Kenji Nishimura

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Lectin cytochemistry was carried out on thin sections of 6th-instar cricket testis using two GalNAc-specific lectins, Dolichos biflorus agglutinin (DBA) and Helix pomatia agglutinin (HPA), and the binding sites in primary spermatocytes were surveyed. Gold particles showing DBA-binding are observed specifically in dense-body clusters. These bodies are about 100-300 nm in diameter and exhibit multilaminar or multivesicular structure. HPA can bind to the dense-body clusters and another kind of larger multivesicular structures. These bodies seem to contain some heterogeneous substances, and sometimes show an autophagosome-like structure. The ultrastructures of these organelles surveyed in conventional Epon sections confirmed the structures of these multilaminar/vesicular bodies in cricket spermatocytes, which may play certain roles in intracellular circulation and degradation of glycoconjugates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-96
Number of pages4
JournalZoological Science
Volume15
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Feb

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Gryllus bimaculatus
glycoconjugates
spermatocytes
agglutinins
Gryllidae
Dolichos
Helix pomatia
lectins
cytochemistry
gold
organelles
binding sites
ultrastructure
testes
instars
degradation

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Multilaminar/vesicular bodies accumulating glycoconjugates in primary spermatocytes of cricket, Gryllus bimaculatus. / Suzuki, Atsushi C; Nishimura, Kenji.

In: Zoological Science, Vol. 15, No. 1, 02.1998, p. 93-96.

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