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This assumption is supported by the appearance of the cytoplasm after cell death when disassembly of the cellular biopolymers occurs. 1 represents the AFM phase and topographical images of pharyngeal cells of C. elegans, which were frozen in alive state (Fig. 1c, e), and 3 days after the death occurs (Fig. 1d, f). 1a, b represent TEM micrographs of the same 36 3 Macromolecular Distributions in Biological Organisms In Vivo Fig. 2 TEM thin section a and AFM phase b images of block face of the conventionally chemically fixed adult nematodes C.
1c, e) like in case when the cells were frozen in an alive state, the differences between the phase and the height images are not so pronounced. The reason is the dense protein matrix of an alive cell, which means that the protein macromolecules are located close to each other. This almost excludes the possibility to find the area, where the macromolecular complexes are surrounded with pure embedding material of very different elastic modulus, as it happens in a dead or badly preserved cell. 2 AFM Tuning Parameters Used for the Imaging 35 provide the more complete information about the content and distribution of the cell constituents.
10). Gap junctions are constructed from transmembrane proteins, which form structures called connexons. When the connexons in the plasma membranes of two cells in contact are aligned, they form a continuous aqueous channel, which connects the two cell interiors . 10a indicates that staining of the interacting plasma membranes is not homogeneous. There are some spots on both of them, which are not stained. AFM image indicates that these spots correspond to the clearly visible white grains nearby of the same size on the phase image (Fig.