The unicellular Tetrahymena first internalized, then partly released the labelled insulin. Insulin-pretreated (imprinted) Tetrahymena cells behaved differently from non-pretreated cells, in that they retained a greater part of internalized insulin in the cytoplasm. Additional exposure to excessive non-labelled (cold) insulin caused a decrease in intracellular labelled insulin retention. Internalized insulin also entered the nucleus of Tetrahymena, where it was found in a heterochromatic localization.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Acta morphologica Hungarica|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
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