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Morphometry of mitochondria in the choroidal ependyma of hydrocephalic guineapigs.

Authors
  • Madhavi, C
  • Jacob, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Indian Journal of Medical Research
Publisher
Medknow Publications
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1992
Volume
96
Pages
72–77
Identifiers
PMID: 1597335
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Fifteen young guineapigs were made hydrocephalic by intracisternal injection of kaolin and 16 guineapigs were used as control. Volume, number and surface areas of both the outer and inner membranes of the mitochondria of the choroidal ependyma of these animals were studied, using a coherent multipurpose test system. Volume, number and surface area of the outer membrane of the mitochondria did not show any significant difference between the two groups. However, surface area of the inner membrane of the mitochondria including cristae showed a significant decrease in the hydrocephalic animals. This reduction in the surface area could probably be attributed to the reduced activity of the choroidal ependymal cells in obstructive hydrocephalus.

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