Adenosine Triphosphate Usage by Flagella

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Science  07 Apr 1967:
Vol. 156, Issue 3771, pp. 76-78
DOI: 10.1126/science.156.3771.76


Comparison of beat frequencies with rates of dephosphorylation of adenosine triphosphate by glycerinated sea urchin spermatozoa as functions of adenosine triphosphate concentration suggests that each molecule of the flagellar adenosine triphosphatase, dynein, dephosphorylates one adenosine triphosphate molecule during each beat cycle.

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