Myosin: immunofluorescent localization in neuronal and glial cultures

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Science  31 Mar 1978:
Vol. 199, Issue 4336, pp. 1445-1448
DOI: 10.1126/science.343252


The distribution of intracellular myosin was studied by the double antibody immunofluorescence method in primary organotypic neuronal cultures and two established neuronal and glial cell lines. An array of parallel filaments aligned with the major cellular axis and a three-dimensional subsurface network were shown to react with two different myosin antibodies. The presence of myosin-rich filaments in regions known to contain actin filaments suggests that these proteins interact to generate the motive force in nonmuscle contractile systems.