What's a microbody?
mkennedy at chmeds.ac.nz
Mon Feb 19 21:20:07 EST 1996
In article <4g521f$i72 at ds2.acs.ucalgary.ca>, ckwcheng at acs4.acs.ucalgary.ca (Calvino Ka-wing Cheng) writes:
> I'm dying to know what a microbody is. Our textbook and other
> textbooks only state that it comes off in the centrifuge with
> rough ER...but nothing else. So what is a microbody anyways?
> Somebody help me!
To quote Lazarow and Fujiki (1985) Biogenesis of peroxisomes. Ann
Rev Cell Biol 1: 489-530:
"Microbody" is a morphological term for a subcellular structure
bounded by one membrane with a homogeneous matrix and a diameter
usually between 0.2 and 1.0uM.... microbodies are usually, but
not always, peroxisomes".
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