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Experientia

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 236–237 | Cite as

The effect of camphor on mitochondrial respiration

  • D. F. Guilland-Cumming
  • G. J. Smith
Specialia

Summary

Camphor at <8 μmoles/mg protein reduced the rate of oxygen consumption by rat liver mitochondria. The effect occurs only with NAD+-linked substrates. Succinate linked respiration was inhibited but this appears to be caused by some conversion of succinate to malate. At higher levels, camphor increases oxygen consumption with succinate substrate, by uncoupling at site II.

Keywords

Oxygen Respiration Oxygen Consumption Succinate Camphor 
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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. F. Guilland-Cumming
    • 1
  • G. J. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics and Engineering LaboratoryDepartment of Scientific and Industrial ResearchLower Hutt(New Zealand)

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