Glycolytic activity of rat peritoneal mast cells has been measured by the Cartesian ampulla diver technique. The rates of anaerobic glycolysis, expressed as CO2 expelled from a bicarbonate medium, are 1.70 x 10-6 µl and 1.43 x 10-6 µl per cell per hour with and without glucose, respectively. The aerobic glycolysis rate in the presence of glucose, assuming the respiratory quotient to be 1, is 0.93 x 10-6 µl CO2 per cell per hour. It is pointed out that the anaerobic and non-respiratory aerobic carbon dioxide production by mast cells is much higher than the respiratory oxygen uptake reported previously. These values have been interpreted in terms of glucose utilization.
Article| May 01 1965
GLYCOLYSIS IN RAT PERITONEAL MAST CELLS
From the Biological Institute of the Carlsberg Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Dr. Chakravarty's present address is Department of Pharmacology, University of Umeå, Umeå, Sweden
Received: June 17 1964
Online Issn: 1540-8140
Print Issn: 0021-9525
Copyright © 1965 by The Rockefeller Institute Press
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Nirmal Chakravarty; GLYCOLYSIS IN RAT PERITONEAL MAST CELLS . J Cell Biol 1 May 1965; 25 (2): 123–128. doi: https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.25.2.123
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