Effect of hormones on protozoa. Studies on the phagocytotic effect of histamine, 5 hydroxytryptamine and indoleacetic acid in Tetrahymena pyriformis

G. Csaba, T. Lantos

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Abstract

Both histamine and 5 hydroxytryptamine enhance the phagocytotic activity of Tetrahymena, whereas indoleacetic acid has no such effect. As histamine increases the phagocytotic capability of cells also in metazoal organisms, the response could be considered specific for animal cells. The different behavior of the chemically similar 5 hydroxytryptamine and the indoleacetic acid indicate receptors for each of the reactive hormones in Tetrahymena.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCytobiologie
Pages361-365
Number of pages5
Volume7
Edition3
Publication statusPublished - 1973

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Anatomy

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