PYRUVATOKINASE, 6-PHOSPHOGLUCONATE DEHYDROGENASE, AND ATP-ASECA ACTIVITY OF RETICULOCYTES AND NORMOCYTES
ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD
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While ATP-ase does not, in the reticulocyte, reveal an activity noticeably different from that of the mature erythrocyte, the 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase and the pyruvatokinase reveal a noticeably increased activity. The 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase activity, corresponding to the disappearance of the granular and filamentous substance, moves toward the values that are characteristic of the normocyte this gives noteworthy correspondence between the behavior of the enzyme and the morphological aspect. Pyruvatokinase, instead, decreases more slowly and maintains a still rather high activity in the young erythrocytes which are no longer reticulated.