Hormone-induced dispersion or aggregation of carotenoid-containing smooth endoplasmic reticulum in cultured xanthophores from the goldfish, Carrassius auratus L.

@article{Winchester1976HormoneinducedDO,
  title={Hormone-induced dispersion or aggregation of carotenoid-containing smooth endoplasmic reticulum in cultured xanthophores from the goldfish, Carrassius auratus L.},
  author={J D Winchester and Frank Ngo and T. T. Tchen and John D. Taylor},
  journal={Endocrine research communications},
  year={1976},
  volume={3 5},
  pages={
          335-42
        }
}
  • J D Winchester, Frank Ngo, +1 author John D. Taylor
  • Published 1976
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Endocrine research communications
  • A novel organelle movement is described in goldfish xanthophores. Smooth endoplasmic reticulum, containing carotenoids pigments, undergo MSH or c-AMP-induced dispersion. This dispersion is independent of RNA and protein synthesis, not modulated by c-GMP and inhibited by cytochalasin B but only at the relatively high concentration of 10 mug/ml. Epinephrine induces aggregation, a process that is inhibited by colchicine. These results suggest, but do not prove, the involvement of microfilaments in… CONTINUE READING