tubulovesicular

tubulovesicular

/tu·bu·lo·ve·sic·u·lar/ (-vĕ-sik´u-lar) composed of small tubes and sacs; used particularly of the cytoplasmic membranes of the resting parietal cell.
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Leydig cells in humans possess a tubulovesicular system of the smooth endoplasmic reticulum, and this organelle seems to have a uniform morphology throughout the cell (Camatini et al.
Neutrophils are also involved in a special type of membrane tubulovesicular extensions (TVEs, membrane tethers or cytonemes).
Galkina SI, Molotkovsky JG, Ullrich V, Sud'ina GF (2005) Scanning electron microscopy study of neutrophil membrane tubulovesicular extensions (cytonemes) and their role in anchoring, aggregation and phagocytosis.
Aldosterone-producing cells contain mitochondria with lamella-type or platelike cristae, characteristic of ZG-type cells, whereas glucocorticoid-producing and nonfunctioning adenoma cells contain mitochondria with tubulovesicular cristae.
At the electron microscopic level, these two cytochromes were associated with the matrix side of the inner mitochondrial membranes including the tubulovesicular cristae (Fig.
In myocytes, GLUT4 is associated with membrane structure and recycled between the plasma membrane and the intracellular tubulovesicular pool.
Tbv indicates tubulovesicular morphology, TGN is the trans-Golgi network and MVB are multivesicular bodies.
Multiple mitochondria were visualized, showing that the cristae had tubulovesicular morphology (Figure 5), unlike the flat cristae found in fungi.
When observed by electron microscopy (EM), ghosts are seen to contain primarily two components: tubulovesicular organelles (TVOs) and neurofilaments (NF) (4).
These features are (1) abundance of smooth endoplasmic reticulum, (2) mitochondria with tubulovesicular cristae, and (3) numerous lipid droplets.
Nuclei, mitochondria, coated vesicles, and tubulovesicular organelles were all found adjacent to microtubule bundles as well as lying free in the cytosol.