1. 1. Shortening of the tail fin of frog larvae is stimulated in the early stages of development and is retarded in the late stages by taurine. 2. 2. The effect of triiodothyronine on metamorphosis is antagonized by taurine. This antagonistic effect is dose-dependent and statistically significant. Taurine exerts a T3 antagonistic effect in a concentration 103 times higher than litoralon. 3. 3. Taurine influences the development of frog larvae in the same manner as litoralon (gamma-l-glutamyl-taurine). Taurine is supposed to be the precursor of litoralon.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology|
|Publication status||Published - 1979|
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- Molecular Biology