Brendan Horsfield

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The functional relationship between the microsomal cytochrome P450 and 17 beta-hydroxysteroid oxidoreductase (HSOR) enzymes involved in steroid metabolism was investigated in rat liver. In male and female rat hepatic microsomes the NADPH-dependent conversion of androstenedione (AD) to testosterone (T) was approx. 4-fold greater at 6 weeks of age than in 1(More)
Micro-scale sealed vessel thermal desorption-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (MSSV-TD-GC-MS) has been applied to the analysis of airborne particulate matter using the US NIST Standard Reference Material (SRM1649a) urban dust. We make qualitative comparisons with open system desorption and illustrate that caution should be used when using the technique(More)
The present study was undertaken to ascertain developmental profiles of microsomal epoxide hydrolase (mEH) and cytosolic epoxide hydrolase (cEH) enzyme activities in rat liver. During development, mEH activity reached an optimum by 6 weeks of age (63 nmol/min/mg protein). Activities decreased thereafter in both sexes although in adult male liver the(More)
Organic matter occurrence: Black and dark brownish layers as well as dark coatings around anhydrite nodules are enriched in organic matter. The fine grained mineral paragenesis within these zones consists of potassium feldspar, dolomite, pyrite, marcasite and apatite. These minerals are embedded in a dense organic-rich groundmass (Fig. 1b). The thicker(More)
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