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The effect of dimethyl sulphoxide on electron transport in chloroplasts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  610876     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of DMSO (dimethyl sulphoxide) on electron transport in chloroplast membranes has been studied. It has been found that concentrations of DMSO up to 20% (v/v) do not inhibit electron transport in freshly isolated chloroplasts, but that higher concentrations start to cause inhibition. However, in chloroplasts that have been aged for 8 to 24 hours by storage at 4 degrees C, the addition of DMSO at concentrations up to 20% causes stimulation of electron transport. Possible mechanisms for this effect are discussed.
S G Reeves; D O Hall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cell biology international reports     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0309-1651     ISO Abbreviation:  Cell Biol. Int. Rep.     Publication Date:  1977 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-06-12     Completed Date:  1978-06-12     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708050     Medline TA:  Cell Biol Int Rep     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  353-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chloroplasts / drug effects,  metabolism*
Cold Temperature
Dimethyl Sulfoxide / pharmacology*
Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
Electron Transport / drug effects
Hydrogen / metabolism
Oxidoreductases / metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
1333-74-0/Hydrogen; 67-68-5/Dimethyl Sulfoxide; EC 1.-/Oxidoreductases

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