Transmission of Hormonal Imprinting in Tetrahymena Cultures by Intercellular Communication

G. Csaba, P. Kovács

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The primary interaction of cultured Tetrahymena cells with a horm one (insulin in the present case) gives rise to horm onal im printing, which accounts for a considerable increase in the horm one binding capacity of the cells. Mixed culturing of im printed and not imprinted (virgin) cells results in transmission to the latter of the information mediated by imprinting and thereby in a considerable increase in horm one binding capacity over that of pure hormone-preexposed cultures. The m aterial substrate of intercellular information transmission is a cellular secretion which appears in the nutrient medium, and is increasingly released in presence of not im printed (virgin) cells in the mixed culture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)932-934
Number of pages3
JournalZeitschrift fur naturforschung - section c journal of biosciences
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 1987


  • Cell-to-Cell Communication
  • Hormonal Imprinting
  • Tetrahymena

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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