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Neurosci Lett. 1990 Aug 24;116(3):245-9.

Electron microscopic immunogold cytochemistry reveals chromogranin A confined to secretory granules of porcine Merkel cells.

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Universit├Ąts-Hautklinik, Heidelberg, F.R.G.


By ultrastructural immunohistochemistry using the immunogold technique, immunoreactive (ir) Chromogranin A (CGA) was found to be confined to the secretory vesicles of porcine Merkel cells. CGA was present predominantly in the periphery of the electron-dense core and on the clear halo. These findings indicate that CGA is a regular constituent of Merkel cell secretory granules but probably not exclusively responsible for their electron opacity.

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