Hormonal effects on tetrahymena: Change in case of combined treatment

Csaba, G. and Lajkó, Eszter and Pállinger, Éva (2010) Hormonal effects on tetrahymena: Change in case of combined treatment. Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica, 57 (4). pp. 393-399. ISSN 1217-8950

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In order to approach their natural conditions, populations of Tetrahymena were kept in Losina-Losinky’s salt solution for 1 h, than in the tryptone+yeast medium. During this time they were treated with histamine, serotonin or insulin, or with the combinations of these hormones. Effect of the combined treatments on the production of serotonin (5HT), or adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) or triiodothyronine (T3) by the cells was compared to the effect of single-hormone treatments. Significant differences were seen between the results obtained following the single or combined treatments. There was no summation of the effects, however an elevation or diminution of the hormone production was observed after the combined treatment, as compared with the untreated controls or with the use of one of the hormones in the samples. The experiments demonstrate that there is a hormonal regulation between the Tetrahymena cells and the hormones influence each other’s effect.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QR Microbiology / mikrobiológia
Depositing User: xFruzsina xPataki
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2017 18:57
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2017 18:57

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