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August 1967

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Arch Dermatol. 1967;96(2):207-209. doi:10.1001/archderm.1967.01610020099029

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Report of Congress for Electron Microscopy.—  The Sixth International Congress for Electron Microscopy took place Aug 28-Sept 4, 1966, in Kyoto, Japan. Kyoto was the ancient metropolis of Japan (AD 784-1868) before Emperor Meiji decided to shift the capital toward a more central location of the main island. This old city attracted more than 1,000 electron microscopists from all over the world and 700 papers were presented. Abstracts of all papers were compiled in two volumes and published by the Maruzen Company, Tokyo. Volume 2 contains all biological papers and the following is a brief summary of dermatological papers presented in this meeting.Kelly and Luft studied various forms of desmosomes and concluded that the desmosomal structures vary according to local developmental, mechanical, or physiological conditions. Adhesion, per se, is a product of an extracellular adhesive material (mucopolysaccharide coating) accumulated at areas of cell membrane apposition. Tonofilaments relate primarily to

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