The Utilization of Carbohydrates by Animal Cells

An Approach to Their Biochemical Genetics
  • Michael J. Morgan
  • Pelin Faik

Abstract

Animal cells in culture, in marked contrast to microorganisms (Chapters 10–12), are able to grow on only a limited number of carbohydrates other than glucose. The early literature contains a number of reports on the ability of carbohydrates to support growth of various cell types (Eagle et al., 1958; Morgan and Morton, 1960) but some investigations are open to the criticism that they did not take fully into account the facts that many commercially available carbohydrates are contaminated with glucose, that serum itself contains glucose, and that the cells may thus really have been utilizing glucose.

Keywords

Starch NADPH NADP Arabinose Glucosamine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael J. Morgan
    • 1
  • Pelin Faik
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK

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