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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)