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Description

This electron micrograph shows a region of the brush border of the cat intestine. Tufted and branched polysaccharide filaments, each a few nanometers thick, extend from the microvilli to make up the glycocalyx, or surface coat, on the surface of plasma membrane of these epithelial cells. This image, courtesy of Susumu Ito is Figure 16 from Chapter 1 (The Cell Surface) of 'The Cell, 2nd Ed.' by Don W. Fawcett M.D. A PDF copy of the accompanying chapter is available on the ASCB's BioEDUCATE website.

Biological Sources

NCBI Organism Classification
Felis catus
(Domestic cat)
Cell Type
epithelial cell
enterocyte
Cellular Component
plasma membrane
extracellular region part
glycocalyx
microvillus

Biological Context

Biological Process
extracellular structure organization

Attribution

Name
Susumu Ito
Published
ISBN 0721635849
Link
The Cell, 2nd Ed. by D.W. Fawcett

Grouping

This image is part of a group.
Data Qualifiers
processed data

Sample Preparation

Methods
crosslinking-fixative fixed tissue
Relation To Intact Cell
microtome-sectioned tissue

Dimensions

Spatial Axis Image Size Pixel Size
X 996px ——
Y 1296px ——
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