Studies on some aspects of regeneration inPelmatohydra oligactis
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A histological and experimental study undertaken to elucidate the mechanism of regeneration ofPelmatohydra oligactis has shown that there is no significant mitotic activity in regeneration.
Chloroacetophenone (CAP) caused inhibition of regeneration but cystine and cysteine were ineffective.
The results are discussed from the point of view of the importance of -SH⇌ -SS- equilibrium in regeneration. It is suggested that CAP might be acting on enzymatic -SH groups that are vitally concerned in some energy system.
KeywordsExperimental Study Cysteine Developmental Biology Cystine Energy System
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