, Volume 33, Issue 12, pp 1573–1574 | Cite as

Metabolic energy requirements during teleost melanophore adaptations

  • W. M. Saidel
Specialia Pimelea Simplex


Inhibition of oxidative phosphorylation by 2,4-dinitrophenol or sodium cyanide promotes complete melanosome aggregation in teleost melanophores. This aggregation is not promoted via the α-sympathetic receptor sites because it occurs in the presence of tolazoline hydrochloride, an α-receptor blocking agent. Interpretation of these results suggests metabolic energy release is required in the centrifugal direction only.


Sodium Hydrochloride Cyanide Metabolic Energy Energy Release 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. M. Saidel
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  1. 1.Department of Biology and Research Laboratory of ElectronicsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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