Publication Date

1970

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Zellen, Bruce von||Graves, Lynn B.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Biological Sciences

LCSH

Oxygen in the body||Trypanosomiasis

Abstract

Oxygen uptake of Trypanosoma duttoni examined in C-3-H mice with reference to endogenous rates of oxygen consumption, oxygen rates with glucose and mouse serum substrates showed: 1. No detectable endogenous uptake until the sixth day following the inoculation period. Thence, small incremental uptake of 1-6 ?l O? occurred daily throughout the whole observable period reaching a peak between days 14 and 15, remaining fairly static between day 16 and day 18, and thereafter rising till the termination on day 23. An average of 21 ?l O? were used daily endogenously. 2. Similar rising patterns occurred for the Ringer-glucose and normal mouse serum substrates. Average daily value for Ringer- glucose was 57 ?l and 68 ?l O? for normal mouse serum, thus showing that the cells responded metabolically to the presence of these energy substrates. The rates for glucose substrate and normal mouse serum were approximately three times that of the endogenous.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations.

Extent

35 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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