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Effect of Amino-Acid Esters on the Growth of Fibroblast Cultures

Naturevolume 191pages494495 (1961) | Download Citation



PERRI et al. 1 demonstrated that amino-acid esters inhibit the growth of bacteria. Simultaneously with this finding, Horváth et al. described the inhibition of certain amino-acid esters on the adaptive amylase production of Penicillium chrysogenum 1. Fehér et al. demonstrated that DL-methionine-ethyl ester caused liver lesions3.

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    Perri, C. C., Kaplan, L., and Stock, C. C., Nature, 183, 116 (1959).

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    Horváth, I., Bajusz, S., and Szentirmai, A., Nature, 183, 477 (1959).

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    Fehér, I., Selmeci, F. V., and Kemény, T., Nature, 187, 422 (1960).

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    Present address: Inst. for Radiobiol. Res., Budafok


  1. Institute of Pathophysiology, University Medical School, Budapest

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