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Thymine in the acid-soluble fraction of Arbacia eggs.
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PMID:  14381439     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mature Arbacia eggs were extracted with cold dilute perchloric acid, the extract concentrated, and the concentrate digested in hot perchloric acid. Thymine was recovered from the digest by paper chromatography, and the amount per egg found to be about 5 times the amount per sperm. This was the amount expected from previous experiments and is believed to represent all or almost all of the thymine in the egg. The result supports previous observations that DNA is absent from the mature egg although present in the nucleus of the egg in the germinal vesicle stage. No thymine could be recovered from a similar extract of 5,000 times as many sperm of the same species. The observations are consistent with the theory that DNA and its derivatives act as metabolic antagonists of the corresponding ribose compounds.
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of biophysical and biochemical cytology     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0095-9901     ISO Abbreviation:  J Biophys Biochem Cytol     Publication Date:  1955 Mar 
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Created Date:  1955-12-01     Completed Date:  2003-05-01     Revised Date:  2010-06-22    
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Nlm Unique ID:  17840020R     Medline TA:  J Biophys Biochem Cytol     Country:  Not Available    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-71     Citation Subset:  OM    
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Journal ID (nlm-ta): J Biophys Biochem Cytol
ISSN: 0095-9901
Publisher: The Rockefeller University Press
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Copyright © Copyright, 1955, by The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research
Received Day: 25 Month: 10 Year: 1954
Print publication date: Day: 25 Month: 3 Year: 1955
Volume: 1 Issue: 2
First Page: 167 Last Page: 171
ID: 2223772
PubMed Id: 14381439

A. Marshak
C. Marshak
(From the Marine Sociology Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts)

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