Effect of Tuftsin on the Phagocytotic Activity of the Unicellular Tetrahymena. Does Primary Interaction Develop Imprinting ?

G. Csaba, Valéria László, P. Kovács
1986 Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C - A Journal of Biosciences  
The natural mammalian phagocytosis stimulator tetrapeptide tuftsin stimulated also the phagocytosis of the unicellular Tetrahymena. The selectivity of the Tetrahymena was not complete, as threonin-free tuftsin provoked a greater response. Treatment with tuftsin did not develop functional imprinting, however the binding capacity of cell membrane significantly increased after the first treatment.
doi:10.1515/znc-1986-7-824 fatcat:yj33qvydojfyfocu4qbkro2qfq