Lysosomes in the Renal Papillae of Rats: Formation Induced by Potassium-Deficient Diet

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Science  22 Nov 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3595, pp. 1066-1067
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3595.1066


Lysosomes appeared in the cytoplasm of cells of the renal papillae of rats fed on a potassium-deficient diet. The lysosomes were identified by their morphologic appearance when examined by electron microscopy, and by their acid phosphatase activity shown by both light and electron micro-scopic examination of Gomori-treated tissue.