A Unique Lactate Dehydrogenase Isozyme in the Teleost Retina

  • Gregory S. Whitt
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 1)


The main research of this laboratory over the past few years has focused on the developmental and biochemical genetics of fishes. One of the most interesting gene products investigated is the enzyme lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), particularly the isozyme of LDH found in the retina of many groups of teleosts (Markert and Faulhaber, 1965). This isozyme may play an important role in visual metabolism (Whitt, 1970; Whitt and Booth, 1970; Whitt et al., 1973).


Outer Segment Photoreceptor Cell Visual Pigment Visual Cycle Enzyme Lactate Dehydrogenase 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory S. Whitt
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  1. 1.Department of Genetics and DevelopmentUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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