, Volume 66, Issue 2, pp 211–220 | Cite as

Ultracytochemistry of cyclic 3′,5′-nucleotide phosphodiesterase activity in the planarian Dugesia lugubris (O. Schmidt)

  • Anna Duma
  • J. Moraczewski


The enzyme 3′,5′-nucleotide phosphodiesterase was localized in certain tissues of the planarian Dugesia lugubris (O. Schmidt) by means of ultracytochemical methods. This enzyme was found to be active in epithelium, muscles, nerve tissue and in rhabdite-forming cells. The active enzyme was present at the outer or inner side of the membrane, and even in the cytoplasm. Problems of the ultracytochemical localization of PDE are discused.


Public Health Nucleotide Active Enzyme Phosphodiesterase Nerve Tissue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Duma
    • 1
  • J. Moraczewski
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cytology, Zoological InstituteUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland

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