Biomedical Electron Microscopy. Illustrated Methods and by Arvid B. Maunsbach, Björn A. Afzelius

By Arvid B. Maunsbach, Björn A. Afzelius

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1C A rat liver fixed for 2 hr in 2% glutaraldehyde in the same buffer solution as in Fig. 1 M phosphate buffer for 2 hr. Embedding and staining as in Fig. 1A. • 25,000. By comparing "single" and "double-fixed" tissues the impression is gained that double fixation retains more material in the mitochondrial matrix and in the cytoplasmic ground substance. This impression is supported by studies that show a greater extraction of lipids and proteins in tissues fixed in osmium tetroxide alone as compared to glutaraldehyde followed by osmium tetroxide.

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One reason why a 10% formalin solution (which contains 4% formaldehyde) is a less than optimal fixative for electron microscopy is that it contains formic acid and other impurities and that it often does not contain solutes that protect cells from osmotic distortions. A better result can be expected from a buffered and osmotically balanced formaldehyde solution. In Figs. 14C the cell originates from an adrenal tumor, and the question was whether the tumor is a pheochromocytoma from the adrenal medulla or a cancer of the adrenal cortex.

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