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MATERIALS AND METHODS
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
Kristina A. Jahn, Yingying Su, Tessa Smissaert van de Haere, Iris Benjamins and Filip Braet (Editors)
The University of Sydney, Australia
Series: Cancer Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatments
The cellular plasma membrane is partially resistant to solubilisation with mild and non-denaturing detergents allowing detergent-resistant membranes (DRMs) to be isolated and biochemically analysed. The composition of DRMs however varies depending on the detergent applied.
A previously developed novel method to visualise DRMs on whole-mount cancer cells in which the soluble fraction of the plasma membrane is removed and the cytoskeleton is fixed and prepared for scanning electron microscopy is reviewed. This method is less destructive than many others commonly used to study DRMs and it enables the direct visualisation of intact, cytoskeleton-associated DRMs. This new book reviews new and valuable ultrastructural information at the nanometer scale that did not exist to date. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)