Dose-dependent impact of pretreatment (imprinting) with histamine and serotonin on the phagocytic activity of Tetrahymena.

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Serotonin and histamine stimulate the phagocytic activity of Tetrahymena at primary interaction. The effect of histamine is dose-dependent. While serotonin elicits an imprinting-like phenomenon at a high concentration, histamine induces no imprinting, probably for 1 volutionary reasons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-287
Number of pages3
JournalActa microbiologica Hungarica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1990


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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