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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - B Biochemistry and Molecular Biology|
|State||Published - 1978|