ATP reception and chemosensory adaptation in Tetrahymena thermophila.

@article{Kim1999ATPRA,
  title={ATP reception and chemosensory adaptation in Tetrahymena thermophila.},
  author={W Kim and Kuruvilla and Raghu and Hennessey},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={202 Pt 4},
  pages={407-416}
}
Micromolar concentrations of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and its non-hydrolyzable analog &bgr;- &ggr; -methylene ATP are both effective depolarizing chemorepellents in Tetrahymena thermophila. Chemorepellent behavior consists of repeated bouts of backward swimming (avoidance reactions) that can easily be quantified to provide a convenient bioassay for purinergic reception studies. Chemosensory adaptation occurs following prolonged exposure (10 min) to the repellents, and cells regain normal… CONTINUE READING

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