Intracisternal tubules in human melanoma cells

B. Mackay, A. G. Ayala

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Aggregates of parallel microtubules have been found within cisternae of the rough endoplasmic reticulum in cells of six human metastatic melanomas. The tubules have a uniform diameter and regular spacing and in longitudinal sections can be seen to possess a fine periodicity. They are compared with tubuloreticular inclusions reported in other cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalUltrastructural Pathology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1980


  • Melanomas
  • Microtubules
  • Rough endoplasmic reticulum
  • Tubuloreticular inclusions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Structural Biology


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