Amylase activity, glycoprotein and electrolyte concentration in rat's submaxillary salivary gland during heat acclimation

M. Horowitz, Y. Oron, E. Atias

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Abstract

1. 1. Amylase activity, glycoproteins, Na and K concentrations were measured in submaxillary salivary gland of the rat during heat acclimation (34°C). 2. 2. Acclimation resulted in a decrease in glycoprotein concentration and amylase activity, whereas Na and K concentrations and the Na/K ratio increased. 3. 3. It is suggested that heat acclimation results in an increase in glandular activity leading to increased water secretion and depletion of the glycoprotein store. The decrease in amylase activity is probably due to liver atrophy which occurs during prolonged heat exposure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-354
Number of pages4
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology - B Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Volume60
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

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