Active Transport of Sodium by Isolated Frog Skin in Relation to Metabolism of Acetate labelled with Carbon-14

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ALTHOUGH it is well established that isolated frog skin uses energy for the active transport of sodium, little is known about the metabolic processes providing this energy. Huf1 showed that monobromacetate caused a decrease in potential across the frog skin which could be reversed by pyruvic and lactic acids, but not by glucose. Similar results were obtained by Francis and Gatty2.

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BRUGGEN, J., ZERAHN, K. Active Transport of Sodium by Isolated Frog Skin in Relation to Metabolism of Acetate labelled with Carbon-14. Nature 188, 499–500 (1960). https://doi.org/10.1038/188499a0

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