The natural mammalian phagocytosis stimulator tetra- peptibe tuftsin stimulated also the phagocytosis of the unicellular Tetrahymena. The selectivity of the Tetrahymena was not complete, as threonin-free tuftsin provoked a greater response. Treatment with tuftsin did not develop functional imprinting, however the binding capacity of cell membrane significantly increased after the first treatment.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur naturforschung - section c journal of biosciences|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)