J W Gaasbeek Janzen

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Different fixation media have been compared in order to find one that preserves the histological structure of rat liver and allows unambiguous immunohistochemical detection of carbamoyl-phosphate synthetase (ammonia). Fixation of rat liver in a mixture of methanol, acetone, and water yields the most intense immunohistochemical staining. Using a specific(More)
In glucocorticosteroid-treated diabetic rats, glutamine synthetase enzyme levels in the liver are decreased 3-fold, whereas carbamoylphosphate synthetase enzyme levels are increased 2.3-fold. In addition, immunohistochemistry shows that under these conditions the distribution of carbamoylphosphate synthetase is expanded over the entire liver acinus, whereas(More)
Two days before birth, immunohistochemical detection of glutamine synthetase already reveals a heterogeneous distribution pattern related to the vascular architecture of the liver. Only a small number of hepatocytes in the vicinity of the efferent venules show relatively high staining intensity. Before that age, only megakaryocytes show intense staining,(More)
Proteins characteristic for the adult cellular phenotype, i.e., carbamoylphosphate synthetase (CPS) for liver and small intestine, arginase for liver, glutamate dehydrogenase (GLDH) for pancreas, liver, and small intestine, and amylase for pancreas were studied immunohistochemically in rat embryos and fetuses. At distinct developmental stages, subsets of(More)
The activity of glutamine synthetase (GS) in hepatocytes isolated by digitonin-collagenase perfusion from the perivenous region was more than 10-times higher than in cells isolated from the periportal region. This distribution was confirmed by immunohistochemical staining for GS of cells separated from either region. In contrast, in periportal hepatocytes,(More)
The appearance of the distribution patterns of the NH3-metabolizing enzymes carbamoylphosphate synthetase, glutamate dehydrogenase, and glutamine synthetase in the developing liver of an altricial species (rat) was compared with that in the developing liver of a closely related, precocial species (spiny mouse). The comparison showed that the development of(More)
Carbamoyl-phosphate synthetase (ammonia) is homogeneously distributed in rat-liver parenchyma at birth, as demonstrated by immunohistochemistry. A heterogeneous distribution can first be demonstrated at 6 days post partum, but can be masked by use of a too sensitive detection system. This heterogeneity is established by a decrease in enzyme content around(More)
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