Differentiation of lysozyme activity in the fast, slow and cardiac muscles of chick


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Radha, E. and Krishna Moorthy, R.V. (1972) Differentiation of lysozyme activity in the fast, slow and cardiac muscles of chick. Current Science, 41 (5). pp. 183-184. ISSN 0011-3891

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Lysosomal activity did not vary in embryonic muscles, whereas adult posterior latissimus dorsi muscles (PLD) of the wing of White Leghorn chicks showed greater activity than adult anterior latissimus dorsi muscles (ALD)​. Cardiac muscle showed very low lysosomal activity, that of embryo as well as of adult exhibiting the same specific activity. These results suggested that lysosomal activity was initially the same in all 3 embryonic muscles but, as the skeletal muscles differentiated into the adult types, they synthesized more active lysozyme than the heart. Among the skeletal muscles, the PLD synthesized more active enzyme than the ALD. Since greater lysozyme activity implied a well-​organized lysosomal activity existing in the muscle, from the standpoint of pathophysiol. significance, it was suggested that the adult skeletal muscles had to synthesize more lysozyme for protection, whereas the embryonic muscles were well-​protected by the lysozyme of the egg albumin.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Faculty of Science > Environmental and Biological Sciences > Zoology
Divisions: Jnana Bharathi / Central College Campus > Department of Zoology
Depositing User: Ms. Sathyavathi N
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2016 06:07
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 06:07
URI: http://eprints-bangaloreuniversity.in/id/eprint/5888

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