In this study use was made of 3H-cholesteryl linoleyl ether CLE), a nondegradable analogue of cholesteryl ester (CE) to measure plasma lipoprotein CE influx into rabbit aorta. Autologous serum labeled with 3H-CLE was injected into seven hypercholesterolemic rabbits, and more than 90% of the label was recovered in the plasma compartment 10 minutes after… (More)
T he selection of an appropriate occlusal registration strip enables the dentist to work with precision and provides valuable information on occlusion. There are significant differences in the thickness, strength, and plastic deformation of the various articulating papers and occlusal registration strips. The patient's perception of occlusal thickness… (More)
Seventeen cholesteryl alkyl ethers were synthesized through alcoholysis of cholesterol p-toluenesulfonate. This method was found superior to the etherification of sodium or potassium cholesterylate with alkyl halides or methanesulfonates, especially for the preparation of long-chain unsaturated aklyl ethers of [7(m)-3H]cholesterol of high specific activity.
In this study, use was made of 3H-cholesteryl linoleyl ether (3H-CLE) to follow regression of aortic atheromatosis induced by feeding cholesterol to rabbits. After a 3-month induction period, the rabbits were divided into two groups with an attempt to match them by plasma cholesterol levels. They were injected with rabbit plasma labeled with 3H-CLE, and the… (More)
Human apolipoprotein A-IV (apoA-IV) transgenic mice fed an atherogenic diet were shown previously to develop less atherosclerosis than control mice. The question arose whether the antiatherogenic effect of human apoA-IV is due to enhancement of reverse cholesterol transport despite no increase in plasma high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. We studied… (More)
Reaction of methyl-3 alpha-7 alpha-diacetoxy-11 alpha-bromo-12-oxo-5 beta-cholan-24-oate with sodium borohydride in pyridine solution containing sodium acetate gave the corresponding 11 beta, 12 beta-epoxide in 65% yield. The epoxy-ring was opened with hydrobromic or hydroiodic acid to give the corresponding 12 alpha-halo-11 beta-alcohols, which were… (More)
The proportion of 20 alpha/20 beta-epimers of the urinary C21-steroid metabolites was estimated in normal volunteers and in patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), postpubertal virilizing syndrome (PVS) and polycystic ovary syndrome (POS). In the normal individuals 20 alpha- and 20 beta-epimers of 5 beta-pregnane-3 alpha, 17 alpha, 20-triol… (More)
The left adrenal of two female dogs were perfused with either 3 muCi [4-14C]cpd. S (2) and 45 muCi [1, 2-3H] 21-deoxycortisone (Dog I), or with 1 muCi [4-14C] 17-hydroxyprogesterone and 65 muCi [1,2-3H] 21-deoxycortisone (Dog II). In Dog I, 40% of the perfused 21-deoxycortisone was converted to cortisone and 23% of cpd. S was converted to cortisol. In Dog… (More)