Metabolic energy requirements during teleost melanophore adaptations

W. M. Saidel

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Inhibition of oxidative phosphorylation by 2,4-dinitrophenol or sodium cyanide promotes complete melanosome aggregation in teleost melanophores. This aggregation is not promoted via the α-sympathetic receptor sites because it occurs in the presence of tolazoline hydrochloride, an α-receptor blocking agent. Interpretation of these results suggests metabolic energy release is required in the centrifugal direction only.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1573-1574
Number of pages2
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1977
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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