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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part B: Biochemistry and|
|Publication status||Published - 1993 Dec|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology