Dorothea Kuhn

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The cholesterol concentration in dystrophic mouse muscle is reported to be increased compared to normal. The muscles studied are, however, composed in most cases of more than one fiber type. As a result, the observed concentration increase may be due to a general increase or may be due to changes in the proportion of individual fiber types which themselves(More)
Normal and dystrophic mouse muscles were separated into a predominantly white muscle fraction (gastrocnemius, extensor digitorum longus) and a predominantly red muscle fraction (diaphragm). Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) was extracted from each muscle fraction using a Triton X-100/NaCl buffer. Six forms of AChE were separated from each muscle homogenate by(More)
Several aspects of hepatic cholesterol metabolism have been studied in normal and dystrophic chicken embryos (12 days in ovo). Dystrophic embryo livers weigh the same and have the same total protein content as their normal counterparts. However, the total cholesterol content of dystrophic embryo livers is significantly decreased compared with the content of(More)
The effects of a partially reassembled high density lipoprotein (PR-HDL) prepared by a detergent removal method on the cholesterol metabolism of fibroblasts has been tested under conditions of lipid depletion. The PR-HDL were composed of apolipoprotein A-I (1 mol) from human plasma HDL, 1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (POPC) 100 mol, and(More)
In a previous study we found that free cholesterol (FC) and cholesterol ester (CE) concentrations in fast-glycolytic (FG) muscle tissue from dystrophic mice are significantly higher than normal. This increase is not due to an increased capacity for de novo cholesterol biosynthesis. HMG-CoA reductase (HMGR) (the enzyme which catalyzes the rate limiting step)(More)
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