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Mechanism of Respiration

Naturevolume 135page1040 (1935) | Download Citation

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IN a previous letter1, I discussed the respiration of the minced breast muscle of the pigeon. In this material succinic acid seems to play by its reversible two-step oxidation to fumaric and hydroxyfumaric acid an important rôle as catalytic hydrogen carrier.

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    NATURE, 136, 305; Feb. 23, 1935.

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    NATURE, 135, 762; May 4, 1935.

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  1. Institute of Medical Chemistry, University, Szeged, Hungary

    • A. SZENT-GYÖRGYI

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