Figure 19-54. Immunoelectron micrograph of a fibroblast cell showing plectin cross-links between intermediate filaments and microtubules.

Figure 19-54Immunoelectron micrograph of a fibroblast cell showing plectin cross-links between intermediate filaments and microtubules

Microtubules are highlighted in red; intermediate filaments, in blue; and the short connecting fibers between them, in green. Staining with gold-labeled antibodies to plectin (yellow) reveals that these fibers contain plectin. See Figure 5-17 for a description of this microscopic technique. [From T. M. Svitkina, A. B. Verkhovsky, and G. G. Borisy, 1996, J. Cell Biol. 135:991; courtesy of T. N. Svitkina.]

Image permission

From: Section 19.6, Intermediate Filaments

Cover of Molecular Cell Biology
Molecular Cell Biology. 4th edition.
Lodish H, Berk A, Zipursky SL, et al.
New York: W. H. Freeman; 2000.
Copyright © 2000, W. H. Freeman and Company.

NCBI Bookshelf. A service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.