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Gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase-positive hepatocyte foci were produced in female rats given a single dose of diethylnitrosamine neonatally after birth and, after weaning, a diet containing phenobarbitone for 30 wk. The nucleator method, a new stereological approach, provided an efficient, unbiased estimate of mean cell volume in focal lesions and extrafocal(More)
The interaction of p-[14C] chloro-o-toluidine with hepatic macromolecules of rats and mice has been investigated. At all time points after single administration the extent of binding decreased in the order protein greater than RNA greater than DNA in both species. The level of binding to mouse liver DNA was greater than that to rat liver DNA after both(More)
  • F Bieri
  • Methods and findings in experimental and clinical…
  • 1994
Biotechnology and gene technology are recognized by experts as invaluable and unique tools to find solutions to or improve many problems in health, agriculture and management of the environment, and are regarded as a driving economic force in the next century. They are, however, by large not accepted by the public and the discussion on gene technology is(More)
Analysis of cDNAs encoding the bifunctional 3-dehydroquinate dehydratase-shikimate:NADP oxidoreductase (DHQase-SORase) from tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) revealed two classes of cDNAs that differed by 57 bp within the coding regions, but were otherwise identical. Comparison of these cDNA sequences with the sequence of the corresponding single gene(More)
The covalent binding of p-chloro-o-toluidine to hepatic macromolecules was assessed in rats and mice. At all timepoints investigated covalent binding to DNA was most marked in mice, whilst binding to proteins was more pronounced in rats. Two major hydrophobic DNA-adducts were formed in both species. One of these was formed to a much greater extent (6-30(More)
The effect of nafenopin upon primary cultures of adult rat hepatocytes has been investigated. Nafenopin treatment resulted in a proliferation of peroxisomes within the cultured cells. This proliferation was the result of an increase in both the number and size of the peroxisomes. Nafenopin treatment also caused an increased level of thymidine incorporation(More)
Acyl-Coenzyme A thioesters of the hypolipidaemic and cancerinogenic peroxisome proliferators clofibric acid, nafenopin, ciprofibrate, bezafibrate and tibric acid were found to greatly increase the activity of rat brain protein kinase C. Maximal activation required the simultaneous presence of Ca+2, phosphatidylserine and diolein, thus differentiating their(More)
Using trans-stilbene oxide as substrate, the subcellular distribution of epoxide hydrolase was investigated in livers from DBA/2 mice. The highest specific activities were found in cytosolic and light mitochondrial fractions. Isopycnic subfractionation of the light mitochondrial fraction showed that the organelle-bound trans-stilbene oxide hydrolase is(More)
Using trans-stilbene oxide and styrene oxide as substrates, epoxide hydrolase activities were measured in cytosolic and microsomal fractions from liver, kidney, heart, lung and testis of male DBA/2 mice. The activities towards these two substrates are remarkably organ specific: trans-stilbene oxide was most effectively hydrolyzed in subcellular fractions(More)
The repeated oral administration of nafenopin, a hypolipidaemic compound, at a dose of 100 mg/kg to male C57BL/6, DBA/2, Balb c and C3H mice caused an increase in the specific activity of liver cytosolic epoxide hydrolase, the activity of microsomal epoxide hydrolase was also increased in all except the C3H mice. The dose dependence and the specificity of(More)