Desmosomal-mitochondrial tethers (4) near bile canaliculus

THis Electron micrograph has at least two mitochondria that are attached by intermediate filaments to desomosomal junctions. Adjacent hepatocytes from a rat, which was exposed to carbon monoxide while pregnant with pups. I have to presume this biopsy was taken at the time pups were delivered, around GD 21.  Incidentally there are some funny mitochondrial shapes here, and lots of vesicles,  and peroxisosomes. I do not remember if any morphometry was performed on these liver samples.