Studies into secretions of Tetrahymena: enzymes secreted into inorganic medium.

P. Kovács, J. Karsa, G. Csaba

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The peptides secreted by Tetrahymena cells into inorganic medium were chromatographed. Six fractions showing a marked enzyme-like activity were examined for influence on certain physiological parameters of Tetrahymena. The enzymatically active fractions increased the phagocytic activity of Tetrahymena and decreased its binding capacity for lectins and hormone (insulin), but enhanced insulin imprinting at primary interaction. It remains to be clarified whether these effects were due to the enzymatic or other components of the fractions investigated, or to lack of the compensatory influence of the fractions not studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-65
Number of pages9
Issue number282
Publication statusPublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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