Mackintosh, David, Coleman, Kim and Davies, Angela J. (2003) Mitogenic activity of insulin in the culture of a trypanosome: duration and dose response. Cell Biology International, 27(1), pp. 75-78. ISSN (print) 1065-6995Full text not available from this archive.
The effects of insulin on the in vitro growth characteristics of Trypanosoma granulosum were investigated. The insulin growth stimulus had a rapid onset with little or no lag phase but was relatively short lived, growth peaking typically on day 3 or 4 of culture. This contrasted with medium containing 10% foetal calf serum, normally used for in vitro culture of this trypanosome, which after a 3 day lag stimulated sustained log-phase growth. Insulin demonstrated a biphasic dose response with maximum growth typically occurring at 3-10 microg/ml and a much reduced effect at higher concentrations. These findings suggest a possible role for host insulin and/or trypanosomal insulin-like molecules in regulating parasite growth in vivo.
|Research Area:||Allied health professions and studies|
|Faculty, School or Research Centre:||Faculty of Science (until 2011) > School of Life Sciences
Faculty of Science (until 2011)
|Depositing User:||Sara Burnett|
|Date Deposited:||25 Jun 2007|
|Last Modified:||22 Mar 2011 16:40|
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