Calcium concentration and its regulation was examined in
tissues of larval Rana catesbiana. Considerable variability was
found in tissue calcium that could not be explained by stage of development.
A seasonal effect was observed, with plasma calcium decreasing
and muscle calcium increasing during winter. Total plasma
calcium concentration reflects, within...
Erythrocyte glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (EGPT) and
glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase (EGOT) activities reflect
vitamin B₆ status in humans (Baysal, Johnson, and Linkswiler,
1966). Pyridoxal phosphate (PALPO), an active form
of vitamin B₆, serves as the coenzyme for these transaminases.
Compared to other methods of vitamin B₆ assessment,
transaminase measurement has the advantage of...