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1.  CORRELATED MORPHOLOGICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL STUDIES ON ISOLATED SINGLE MUSCLE FIBERS  
The Journal of Cell Biology  1968;38(1):115-129.
Living muscle fibers of crayfish become dark during efflux of Cl-. This change in appearance is correlated with occurrence of vacuolation in the fixed fibers. The vacuoles begin at and are mainly confined to the terminals of the transverse tubular system (TTS) which are in diadic contact with the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR). In electron micrographs swellings more than 1 µ in diameter may be seen connected to the sarcolemma or sarcolemmal invaginations by relatively unswollen tubules about 300–500 A wide. Darkening of the living fibers can be reversed by causing an influx of Cl-. Vacuoles are then absent in the fixed preparations. These findings accord with the conclusion that the membrane of the TTS is anion permselective. Localization of the selectivity to the membrane of the terminals of the TTS strengthens the hypothesis that a channeling of current flow is responsible for initiation of excitation-contraction coupling. During the swelling, and upon its reversal, the area of the membrane of the terminals must change reversibly by about two to four orders of magnitude. The absence of changes in the dimensions of the unit membrane indicates that the expansion of the membrane and its subsequent shrinkage involve reversible incorporation of cytoplasmic material into the membrane phase.
PMCID: PMC2107465  PMID: 5675410
2.  Conditional Temperature-sensitive Restriction of Pseudomonas Bacteriophage CB3 
Journal of Virology  1968;2(12):1393-1399.
Restriction of Pseudomonas bacteriophage CB3 growth on some Pseudomonas aeruginosa hosts was studied. On restricting hosts, growth of this phage was severely inhibited below 32 C and hence was temperature-sensitive. Investigation of this phenomenon revealed that restricting hosts were not killed as a consequence of their infection under nonpermissive conditions. The ability of some hosts to restrict showed segregation in sexual crosses between restricting and nonrestricting hosts. However, the pattern of restriction among various hosts differed with the phage in question when other phages were compared with CB3. Temperature-shift experiments indicated that blockage of an early event in the phage lytic cycle occurred when restricting conditions were imposed on cells infected with CB3. This blockage could be eliminated by holding at permissive conditions until the cold-sensitive step was bypassed or by pulsing restricting cells for 5 min at 37 C.
PMCID: PMC375484  PMID: 5745508

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