The intracellular pH of the shell gland of the domestic fowl was calculated at various stages in egg-shell formation. The calculation is based on the distribution of 5,5-dimethyloxazolidine-2,4-dione between intracellular and extracellular water. The results show a rapid fall in intracellular pH at the time of mineralization and this is interpreted as indicating a removal of protons from the site of calcification.
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Research Article| March 01 1969
Intracellular pH during calcification. A study of the avian shell gland
Biochem J (1969) 111 (5): 647–652.
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K. Simkiss; Intracellular pH during calcification. A study of the avian shell gland. Biochem J 1 March 1969; 111 (5): 647–652. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/bj1110647
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