Experientia

, Volume 37, Issue 5, pp 455–456 | Cite as

Development of nucleoside phosphotransferase activity in the cerebral hemispheres of embryonal and adult chick

  • Renza Vento
  • G. Taibi
  • Luisa Tesoriere
  • G. Tesoriere
Specialia

Summary

In the cerebral hemispheres of the chick embryo, the level of nucleoside phosphotransferase activity is much higher than that of thymidine kinase and it increases progressively during development up to the adult stage. Therefore nucleoside phosphotransferase is not coupled with DNA synthesis.

Keywords

Thymidine Nucleoside Adult Stage Chick Embryo Cerebral Hemisphere 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Renza Vento
    • 1
  • G. Taibi
    • 1
  • Luisa Tesoriere
    • 1
  • G. Tesoriere
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Chimica Biologica, Facoltà di MedicinaUniversità di PalermoPalermo(Italy)

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