The effect of temperature acclimation on myocardial beta-adrenoceptor density and ligand binding affinity in African catfish (Claris gariepinus).

@article{Hanson2005TheEO,
  title={The effect of temperature acclimation on myocardial beta-adrenoceptor density and ligand binding affinity in African catfish (Claris gariepinus).},
  author={Linda L. Magnusson. Hanson and Yuen K Ip and Anthony Peter Farrell},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={141 2},
  pages={164-8}
}
This study assessed the effects of temperature acclimation on myocardial beta-adrenoceptor density (B(max)) and binding affinity (K(d)) in African catfish (Claris gariepinus) acclimated to 15, 22 and 32 degrees C. B(max) values were not significantly different (P > 0.05) among the three acclimation groups. Conversely, the K(d) value of the 32 degrees C acclimation group (K(d) = 0.88) was significantly higher (P = 0.002) than both the 15 degrees C (K(d) = 0.48) and 22 degrees C (K(d) = 0.46… CONTINUE READING