γ-Glutamyl transpeptidase in Hydra littoralis Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Phospholipid Transfer Proteins

abstract

  • Hydra littoralis exhibits high γ-glutamyl transpeptidase activity, i.e., about 12% of the activity (determined with glutathione) of rat kidney. Histochemical studies show that the enzyme is located mainly in the gastric and sub-hypostome regions; the enzyme is also present in the tentacles and basal disc. These results and the presence of other enzymes of the γ-glutamyl cycle suggest that the cycle plays a role in the metabolism of glutathione in hydras and that γ-glutamyl transpeptidase may function in their digestive and absorptive processes and possibly also in the behavioral response to glutathione. © 1976.

publication date

  • May 17, 1976

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0006-291X(76)91074-3

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 500

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 70

number

  • 2