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After fractionation of rabbit bone marrow into erythroid cells at different developmental stages adenylate cyclase activity of membrane ghosts was assayed in the presence of sodium fluoride, catecholamines or prostaglandins E. Both basal and fluoride-stimulated adenylate cyclase decreased continuously during differentiation. Only catecholamines having beta(More)
The anticancer drug tamoxifen inhibits lipid peroxidation in ox-brain phospholipid liposomes, and is a good antiyeast agent, with clinical potential. We now report that the ergosterol-containing lipid fraction derived from yeast microsomal membranes (and the ergosterol separated from it) inhibited lipid peroxidation when introduced into ox-brain(More)
The anti-oestrogen drug tamoxifen is an inhibitor of lipid peroxidation in rat liver microsomes and in phospholipid liposomes. Its cis isomer and N-desmethyl form are weaker inhibitors, but 4-hydroxytamoxifen is much more powerful. It is possible that the antioxidant property of tamoxifen might contribute to its biological actions.
1. tRNA was extracted from rabbit liver by both the phenol and diethyl pyrocarbonate methods under conditions preventing deacylation of the amino acids attached in vivo. 2. After deacylation 12 amino acids were determined by gas-liquid chromatography, by using the flame-ionization and nitrogen-sensitive thermionic detectors. 3. Comparison of the(More)
The hypothesis that cAMP or calcium are the second messengers of erythropoietin (Epo) was tested on fractionated, Epo-responsive immature erythroblasts from anemic rabbit bone marrow by examining whether the proliferative effects of the hormone could be mimicked by agents that increase the intracellular concentration of cAMP or Ca2+. None of the compounds(More)
1. The haemoglobin content of developing erythroblasts was shown to increase rapidly when the cells completed the final cell division of erythroid development and passed from the dividing into the non-dividing cell compartment. 2. The activity of carbonic anhydrase was measured and shown to increase continually throughout erythroid differentiation. The(More)