Keith R. Porter and the first electron micrograph of a cell

Peter Satir

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Keith R. Porter died on 2 May 1997. Although he was especially renowned for the work on cell structure recounted here, his impact on cell biology was not confined to the early electron-microscopic studies of ultrastructure. To many, he was the father of cell biology, who helped establish many of the enduring institutions and ideas in the field. He had great biological intuition and feeling for a wide range of organisms and was greatly concerned with problems of cell shape and movement. He used ultrastructure and simple physiological or biochemical experiments to infer functional activities for cell organelles, including not only the endoplasmic reticulum, which he named, but the sarcoplasmic reticulum and T-tubules of muscle cells, microtubules, cilia, coated vesicles and more. He also pioneered cell studies with the high-voltage electron microscope, which led him to the idea of structural integration in the cell cytoplasm, an idea that is only now being pursued with success.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-171
Number of pages3
JournalEndeavour
Volume21
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1997

Fingerprint

biology
intuition
father
experiment
Cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science

Cite this

Keith R. Porter and the first electron micrograph of a cell. / Satir, Peter.

In: Endeavour, Vol. 21, No. 4, 1997, p. 169-171.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Satir, P 1997, 'Keith R. Porter and the first electron micrograph of a cell', Endeavour, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 169-171.
Satir, Peter. / Keith R. Porter and the first electron micrograph of a cell. In: Endeavour. 1997 ; Vol. 21, No. 4. pp. 169-171.
@article{584538b3d25842778f37bf362841fb2e,
title = "Keith R. Porter and the first electron micrograph of a cell",
abstract = "Keith R. Porter died on 2 May 1997. Although he was especially renowned for the work on cell structure recounted here, his impact on cell biology was not confined to the early electron-microscopic studies of ultrastructure. To many, he was the father of cell biology, who helped establish many of the enduring institutions and ideas in the field. He had great biological intuition and feeling for a wide range of organisms and was greatly concerned with problems of cell shape and movement. He used ultrastructure and simple physiological or biochemical experiments to infer functional activities for cell organelles, including not only the endoplasmic reticulum, which he named, but the sarcoplasmic reticulum and T-tubules of muscle cells, microtubules, cilia, coated vesicles and more. He also pioneered cell studies with the high-voltage electron microscope, which led him to the idea of structural integration in the cell cytoplasm, an idea that is only now being pursued with success.",
author = "Peter Satir",
year = "1997",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "21",
pages = "169--171",
journal = "Endeavour",
issn = "0160-9327",
publisher = "Elsevier Limited",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Keith R. Porter and the first electron micrograph of a cell

AU - Satir, Peter

PY - 1997

Y1 - 1997

N2 - Keith R. Porter died on 2 May 1997. Although he was especially renowned for the work on cell structure recounted here, his impact on cell biology was not confined to the early electron-microscopic studies of ultrastructure. To many, he was the father of cell biology, who helped establish many of the enduring institutions and ideas in the field. He had great biological intuition and feeling for a wide range of organisms and was greatly concerned with problems of cell shape and movement. He used ultrastructure and simple physiological or biochemical experiments to infer functional activities for cell organelles, including not only the endoplasmic reticulum, which he named, but the sarcoplasmic reticulum and T-tubules of muscle cells, microtubules, cilia, coated vesicles and more. He also pioneered cell studies with the high-voltage electron microscope, which led him to the idea of structural integration in the cell cytoplasm, an idea that is only now being pursued with success.

AB - Keith R. Porter died on 2 May 1997. Although he was especially renowned for the work on cell structure recounted here, his impact on cell biology was not confined to the early electron-microscopic studies of ultrastructure. To many, he was the father of cell biology, who helped establish many of the enduring institutions and ideas in the field. He had great biological intuition and feeling for a wide range of organisms and was greatly concerned with problems of cell shape and movement. He used ultrastructure and simple physiological or biochemical experiments to infer functional activities for cell organelles, including not only the endoplasmic reticulum, which he named, but the sarcoplasmic reticulum and T-tubules of muscle cells, microtubules, cilia, coated vesicles and more. He also pioneered cell studies with the high-voltage electron microscope, which led him to the idea of structural integration in the cell cytoplasm, an idea that is only now being pursued with success.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0031303716&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0031303716&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 9451949

AN - SCOPUS:0031303716

VL - 21

SP - 169

EP - 171

JO - Endeavour

JF - Endeavour

SN - 0160-9327

IS - 4

ER -