Some studies on the carbohydrate metabolism and electrophysiology of the locust (Schistocerca gregaria) central nervous system in vitro

Clement, E. M (1979) Some studies on the carbohydrate metabolism and electrophysiology of the locust (Schistocerca gregaria) central nervous system in vitro. MSc(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This thesis is concerned with the basic carbohydrate metabolism, control of aerobic and anaerobic glycolysis and role of various carbohydrates as metabolic fuels for the locust meso- and metathoracic ganglia. These biochemical studies were accompanied by electrophysiological measurements on the metathoracic ganglion. The technique of measuring the concentrations of key metabolites, trehalose, glycogen, glucose, pyruvate, lactate, arginine phosphate, ATP, ADP and oxygen uptake of thoracic ganglia was applied throughout this work to investigate the control of aerobic and anaerobic glycolysis. In addition, the maximum specific activity of hexokinase was estimated to investigate its role in controlling glycolysis. The technique of immobilising locusts at -20

Item Type: Thesis (MSc(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Adviser: R HC Strang
Keywords: Neurosciences, Physiology
Date of Award: 1979
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1979-72406
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 24 May 2019 15:12
Last Modified: 24 May 2019 15:12
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/72406

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