Reproducible results describing the effects of pH on the response of the labellar sugar receptor of the fleshfly, Boettcherisca peregrina, were obtained. The response to sucrose was independent over a wide range of pH (3.0 to 10.0 for sucrose stimulation), but was inhibited fairly sharply on both sides of this range. Similar results were obtained for monosaccharide stimulation. The receptor was excited on stimulation by water above pH 12.0. The effects of high pH, both inhibitory and excitatory, were affected by the presence of salts. In the presence of 0.5 molar NaCl, for example, the pH-inhibition curve was shifted toward lower pH's by about one pH unit. The effects of low pH, on the other hand, were not affected by salts. Following Dixon's theory, it was concluded that at least five ionizable groups (loosing positive charges above pH 10.5) were located at the receptor site.

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