D-Malate: Effects on Activity of L-Malate Dehydrogenase in Developing Sea Urchin Embryos

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Science  11 Dec 1964:
Vol. 146, Issue 3650, pp. 1464-1465
DOI: 10.1126/science.146.3650.1464


Sea urchin embryos grown in salt water containing L-malate showed a pattern of development of L-malate dehydrogenase which did not differ from that of embryos grown in s lt water. However, embryos grown in 10-3M D-malate for 6 or 12 hours had one additional band of L-malate dehydrogenase that was not present in control embryos of the same age.