Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Inhibition of Spirochaeta aurantia chemotaxis by neurotoxins.

By E A Goulbourne and E P Greenberg

Abstract

The effects of neurotoxic compounds on the chemotactic response of Spirochaeta aurantia were investigated. In the presence of neurotoxins that affect action potential generation and transmission in excitable eucaryotic cells, D-xylose taxis was inhibited by 69 to 93%. Inhibition of chemotaxis was not due to decreased viability or motility. This study supports the hypothesis that the molecular basis for sensory signal transduction in S. aurantia involves ion fluxes across the cytoplasmic membrane

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1983
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:217847
Provided by: PubMed Central
Sorry, our data provider has not provided any external links therefore we are unable to provide a link to the full text.

Suggested articles


To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.