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Title: Activities of several pentose shunt and glycolytic enzymes in developing eggs of the barnacle Pollicipes polymerus
Student Author(s): Eastman, Richard C.
Faculty Advisor(s): Epel, David
Pages: 14
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1967
Keywords: barnacle
cirripedia
Abstract: 1) The rates of activity of the enzymes glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase, phosphoglucoisomerase, and fructose diphosphate aldolase are compared at four developmental stages of the barnacle Pollicipes polymerus. 2) All enzymes except phosphoglucoisomerase exhibited major activity between the blastula stage and the naupliar rudiment stage. 3) The ratio of fructose diphosphate aldolase to glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity was lowest at the early stages, and highest at hatching. 4) Indication is given that the pentose shunt may play a major role in glucose degredation during barnacle embryogenesis.
Notes: Publ 1968, Exp. Cell Res. 51: 323-329