PMID: 1454214Aug 17, 1992

Thermal sensitivity and effect of temperature acclimation on ocular serotonin N-acetyltransferase activity in Rana perezi

Neuroscience Letters
Angel L Alonso-GómezMaría Jesús Delgado

Abstract

The thermal sensitivity and the response to thermal acclimation of the serotonin N-acetyltransferase (NAT) activity in frog ocular tissue were studied. The ocular NAT shows a positive thermal modulation for both cosubstrates (tryptamine and acetyl-CoA). The higher NAT activity in the cold-acclimated group (4 degrees C) with respect to the warm-acclimated one (24 degrees C) implies a partial thermal compensation of the enzyme. The present results suggest that frog ocular NAT response to temperature entails a modulation of thermal sensitivity of the enzyme rather than changes in enzyme concentration.

Citations

Jan 1, 1995·Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology·I SerinoM d'Istria
Dec 1, 1994·Pflügers Archiv : European journal of physiology·A I ValencianoMaría Jesús Delgado

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