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Fatty acid composition of anterior pituitary cell membranes of rats deprived of essential fatty acids (EFA) and of rats receiving a standard diet was determined during postnatal development and in adults. Pregnant rats were fed an EFA-deficient diet and the offspring were fed the same diet after weaning. In parallel, effects of the diet on growth and on… (More)
Glycine (5 X 10(-5) M) stimulated the spontaneous release of 3H-DA continuously synthesized from 3H-tyrosine in striatal slices. This effect was calcium-dependent and significantly reduced in the presence of strychnine (10(-5) M). The glycine-evoked release of 3H-DA was no longer seen in the presence of tetrodotoxin (5 X 10(-7) M).
Young rats were fed on an essential fatty acid (EFA)-deprived diet for 6 weeks after weaning. Their pituitary was removed and adenohypophyseal cells dispersed and maintained in culture. Membrane lipids were analyzed and basal and stimulated levels of hormone secretion were measured after 4-day incubation in a culture medium containing or not 160 microM… (More)
The effects of an essential fatty acid deficient diet were investigated on the phospholipid fatty acids of several membrane fractions of the rat anterior pituitary, the secretion of which is known to be partly dependent on the membrane phospholipidic constituents. In standard dietary conditions, arachidonic acid (20:4n-6) and its elongation product, adrenic… (More)
Abstract The potential involvement of arachidonic acid metabolites in the regulation of adenohypophyseal secretion was analysed on pituitary glands from male rats incubated in the presence of various inhibitors with different mechanisms of action: two inhibitors of phospholipase A(2) (parabromophenacylbromide, PB and compound CB 874), an inhibitor of… (More)