Scanning Microscopy


After fixation of bone marrow with glutaraldehyde, tannic acid and saponin, a delicate network of microfibrils (10 nm) was observed in the extracellular space. Masses of microfibrils were most frequently observed between the endothelial cells of the sinusoidal wall and adventitial reticular cells, but were also observed at other sites throughout the marrow stroma. Microfibrils are an important component of the extracellular material of bone marrow and appear to provide an anchoring substrate for the endothelium.

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