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      Effects of Insulin on Oxygen Uptake of Acetabularia Mediterranea

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      Hormone Research in Paediatrics

      S. Karger AG

      Insulin, Oxygen uptake, <italic>Acetabularia</italic>

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          Insulin (40 mU/ml) stimulated oxygen consumption of the unicellular marine alga Acetabularia mediterranea, as measured by manometric techniques. This effect has been observed at the different stages of morphological development of the cells. Performic acid oxidized insulin does not enhance the oxygen consumption of Acetabularia.These results indicate that a hormone from animal origin specifically modifies plant cells metabolism.

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          HRE
          Horm Res Paediatr
          10.1159/issn.1663-2818
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          1663-2818
          1663-2826
          1973
          1973
          21 November 2008
          : 4
          : 2
          : 107-113
          Affiliations
          Faculté de Médecine, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles
          Article
          178295 Horm Res 1973;4:107–113
          10.1159/000178295
          4748465
          © 1973 S. Karger AG, Basel

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