Enhancement of cilia regeneration by hormone treatment of Tetrahymena

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Regeneration of cilia of deciliated Tetrahymena was modified by hormones added to the nutrient medium; it was enhanced by serotonin (an amino-acid type substance), insulin (a polypeptide-type hormone) and prednisolone (a steroid-type hormone). Diiodotyrosine, another amino-acid type hormone, did not influence regeneration. Prednisolone, a hormone morphogenetic in mammals appeared to be the most active in regenerating cilia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-48
Number of pages4
JournalActa microbiologica Hungarica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1988


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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