Accession Number : AD0715212

Title :   Altitude-Induced Changes in the Glucose Metabolism of Escherichia Coli B.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Nov 69-May 70,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Ziege,Garth E.

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : In a study of the effects of altitude on glucose metabolism, respiration of the bacterium Escherichia coli B was measured at ground level and at 10,000 ft. in the presence and absence of glucose. Endogenous (without glucose) QO2 values at ground level and altitude showed no significant difference, thus eleminating hypoxia as a possible cause of glucose removal. The degree of stimulation of respiration by glucose at altitude exceeded that at ground level, though the variability of results made the differences marginal. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GLUCOSE, HIGH ALTITUDE), (*METABOLISM, GLUCOSE), (*ESCHERICHIA COLI, GLUCOSE), BACTERIA, PHYSIOLOGY, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), RESPIRATION, STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), ALTITUDE

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE