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|Title:||Effects of temperature and glucose concentration on glycogen synthesis in Ancylostoma caninum|
|Authors:||Wong, H.A. |
|Citation:||Wong, H.A., Fernando, M.A. (1981). Effects of temperature and glucose concentration on glycogen synthesis in Ancylostoma caninum. International Journal for Parasitology 11 (3) : 197-199. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/0020-7519(81)90049-7|
|Abstract:||The glycogen content of starved worms incubated in Krebs-Ringer bicarbonate, ox serum or dog serum, increased with increasing glucose concentrations. The pattern of increase in the presence and absence of dog serum, however, differed. A maximum of worm glycogen content was reached at a much lower glucose concentration when dog serum was present than when it was absent. Studies on temperature effects on worms incubated at 27 and 37°C, in the presence and absence of dog serum showed that for worms incubated in dog serum, a temperature coefficient of 3.31 was obtained. For worms incubated in Krebs-Ringer bicarbonate, the temperature coefficient was 0.88, thus showing that the uptake of glucose for glycogen synthesis was different when dog serum was absent from the incubating medium.|
|Source Title:||International Journal for Parasitology|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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