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Metabolism of Plasmodium berghei. I. Krebs cycle

Nagarajan, K (1968) Metabolism of Plasmodium berghei. I. Krebs cycle. In: Experimental Parasitology, 22 (1). pp. 19-26.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0014-4894(68)90074-X

Abstract

The free parasites of Plasmodium berghei, obtained from infected cells of rats using an antiserum method, were investigated to study the operation of Krebs cycle. P. berghei was found to respire only with succinate; pyruvate, and other substrates of the Krebs cycle were not oxidized. The presence of a succinate dehydrogenase and a functioning cytochrome oxidase system was demonstrated. Cell-free extracts of free parasites showed the presence of enzymes for the utilization of C4 dicarboxylic acids; other enzymes of the Krebs cycle could not be detected. P. berghei differs from other species of Plasmodium in this respect.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Date Deposited: 14 May 2010 04:56
Last Modified: 14 May 2010 04:56
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/27741

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