Distribution of opine dehydrogenases and lactate dehydrogenase activities in marine animals

M. Sato, M. Takeuchi, N. Kanno, E. Nagahisa, Y. Sato

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1. 1. Opine dehydrogenases (OpDHs) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) activities were determined in various marine animals. OpDHs were detected in six marine invertebrate phyla; Porifera, Coelenterata, Annelida, Mollusca, Arthropoda and Echinodermata in phylogenic sequence. 2. 2. Among several OpDHs, tauropine dehydrogenase (TaDH) occurred widely in marine invertebrates, from Porifera to Echinodermata. 3. 3. With a few exceptions, total OpDHs activities exceeded that of LDH activity in the marine invertebrates investigated. 4. 4. With respect to anaerobic glycolysis, OpDHs are indicated to play an important role in phylogenically lower invertebrates, whereas LDH is more important in higher animals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)955-960
Number of pages6
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part B: Biochemistry and
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Dec

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology


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