An electrophoretic investigation of the urinary proteins of ord's kangaroo rat, Dipodomys ordii


1. 1. Urinary proteins of Dipodomys ordii were separated by electrophoresis and compared to those of Mus musculus. 2. 2. Liver, kidney and urinary bladder homogenates and plasma were examined in an attempt to determine the origin of the urinary proteins. Liver and kidney appeared to be involved in the production of certain urinary proteins. 3. 3. Kangaroo rats appeared to have as many as five equidistant major urinary protein (MUP) bands of slower anodal mobility than those of the house mouse. 4. 4. D. ordii possessed a single urinary protein migrating in the β-globulin region. 5. 5. Kangaroo rats possessed a urinary protein with the same mobility as plasma albumin esterase. © 1978.

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Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part B: Biochemistry and