(full paper is archived in the Miller Library)
Title: Evidence for the compartmentation of Arginine in the sea urchin egg
Student Author(s): Jackson, Jeffrey M.
Faculty Advisor(s): Epel, David
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1991
Abstract: Strong evidence for the compartmentation of arginine in both unfertilized and fertilized sea urchin eggs was obtained by comparing the arginine content of an extract obtained from permeabilized eggs with the arginine content of an extract produced by extracting the same eggs with 105 degree heat. A significant portion of the total arginine of the egg was found in the heat extract. This suggests that some arginine is sequestered within slowly-exchanging compartments.