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- Acrasin a.k.a. Cyclic adenosine monophosphate is a second messenger important in many biological processes. cAMP is derived from adenosine triphosphate and used for intracellular signal transduction in many different organisms, conveying the cAMP-dependent pathway.
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- Acrasin: Each species of slime mold has its own specific chemical messenger, collectively referred to as acrasins. These chemicals signal that lots of individual cells should move towards each other to form a single large cell or plasmodium. One of the earliest acrasins to be identified was cAMP, found in the species Dictyostelium discoideum by Brian Shaffer, which exhibits a complex swirling-pulsating spiral pattern when forming a pseudoplasmodium.
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Origins of Semiosis (1994)
Sign Evolution in Nature and Culture by Winfried Nöth
In one of the many species of slime molds, Polysphondylium violaceum, the acrasin is a peptide called “glorin” by its discoverers. Peptides are substances which originate from the decomposition of protein compounds and which are therefore ...
Research in Protozoology (2013)
by Tze-Tuan Chen
Acrasin is a dialyzable non-protein,” of three component fractions in definite proportion,” which at room temperature is degraded by a dialyzable protein fraction.” Steroid hormones” ” and histidine".” stimulate aggregation, but the mechanism is ...
by Brian Straughan
The acrasin is a chemical produced by the amoebae which is responsible for chemotaxis and the aggregation effect. The acrasin is degraded by an enzyme known as acrasinase. Based on these facts, Keller & Segel (1970) develop a theory ...
by Michael Allaby
acrasin. A chemotactic substance involved in the aggregation response of * cellular slime moulds (order Acrasiales). It is now known to be cyclic AMP ( adenosine monophosphate). Acrasiomycetes (division *Myxomycota) A class of * slime ...
by Pei-Show Juo
Acrasin A substance produced ...
by O. P. Singh, S. K. Srivastava
Acrasin: A chemical secreted by few cells (myxamoeba) in members of acrasiomycetes which ...
6000 Scientific Terms Explored and Explained by Michael Allaby
acrasin The chemical substance that induces chemotaxis in the Myxamoebae of Acrasiomycetes. Acrasiomycetes (cellular slime moulds) ...
Chemical Data, Structures and Bibliographies by J. Elks
Acrasin. cAMP [60-92-4]...
by John M. Lackie
acrasin Name originally ...
A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2010)
by John Lackie
It is also a morphogen (acrasin) for some slime moulds. cyclic GMP (cGMP) A * second messenger (the 3',5'-cyclic ester of GMP) generated by guanylyl cyclase. See ATRIAL NATRIVRETIC PEPTIDE; NITRIC OXIDE. cyclic inositol phosphates ...
by Robert Alan Lewis
acrasin. cyclic AMP. Acremonium. a genus of fungi (Family Moniliaceae, Order Moniliales) that causes eumycotic mycetoma. A. coenophialum. an endophytic fungus that infests Festuca ...
by Geoffrey Clough Ainsworth
acrasin, a chemotactically active substance which controls the streaming together of the myxamoebae of Dictyostelium discoideum (Bonner, J. exp. Zool.
by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press
acrasin Biochemistry ...
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