An investigation of the role of carbonic anhydrase in aquatic and aerial gas transfer in the African lungfish Protopterus dolloi.

@article{Perry2005AnIO,
  title={An investigation of the role of carbonic anhydrase in aquatic and aerial gas transfer in the African lungfish Protopterus dolloi.},
  author={Steve F. Perry and Kathleen M Gilmour and Erik R Swenson and Branka Vulesevic and Shit Fun Chew and Yuen K Ip},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={208 Pt 19},
  pages={3805-15}
}
Experiments were performed on bimodally breathing African lungfish Protopterus dolloi to examine the effects of inhibition of extracellular vs total (extracellular and intracellular) carbonic anhydrase (CA) activity on pulmonary and branchial/cutaneous gas transfer. In contrast to previous studies on Protopterus, which showed that the vast majority of CO(2) is excreted into the water through the gill and/or skin whereas O(2) uptake largely occurs via the lung, P. dolloi appeared to use the lung… CONTINUE READING

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