1. 1. Carp hepatocytes were isolated by dissociating the liver tissue with collagenase. The procedure yields viable cells with highly preserved ultrastructural and metabolic features. The isolated cells were able to self-aggregate and form tissue. 2. 2. RNA and protein synthesis activity was significantly higher in the carp hepatocytes from summer acclimatized fish compared to the activity present in the cold adapted animal. 3. 3. RNA synthesis assayed in carp hepatocytes suspensions obtained from summer and winter acclimatized fish exhibited a behaviour consistent with an inverse compensation to the cold acclimatization state, being apparently repressed, whereas protein synthesis did not show a compensatory activity.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part B: Biochemistry and|
|Publication status||Published - 1982|
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