Accession Number:

AD0611478

Title:

STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF MERCAPTOETHANOL AND OF DITHIODIGLYCOL ON THE CELLULAR DIVISION OF AMPHIBIAN EGGS (ETUDE DES EFFETS DU MERCAPTOETHANOL ET DU DITHIODIGLYCOL SUR LA DIVISION CELLULAIRE CHEZ LES OEUFS D'AMPHIBIENS)

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BRUSSELS UNIV (BELGIUM)

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Report Date:

1960-12-12

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The effects of beta-mercaptoethanol, an -SH compound of high reducing capacity, were compared with those of its oxidation product, dithiodiglycol. Both compounds inhibit cell division in cleaving amphibian eggs. Both compounds cause a regression of the achromatic figure of amphibian eggs, but they have different modes of action. Mercaptoethanol accelerates the regression of the mitotic apparatus, while dithiodiglycol opposes the regression. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE