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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur naturforschung - section c journal of biosciences|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1 1987|
- Cell-to-Cell Communication
- Hormonal Imprinting
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)