Jocelyn Jumawan

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Daily administration of L-thyroxine (20 micrograms or 200 micrograms/100 g body weight) to adult male rats decreased jejunal lactase activity by 35% after 2-, 3-, 4- and 10 days. Four days of injections of D-thyroxine (200 micrograms/100 g body weight/day) produced a similar decrease of lactase activity. Sucrase activity was uninfluenced except for a 30%(More)
Jejunal and ileal segments from preterm rat fetuses were implanted under the kidney capsula of adult rats. Sucrase, lactase and acid beta-galactosidase activities were determined in the isografts at different times after implantation, and in corresponding segments developing in situ. Whereas fetal intestine contains considerable activity of acid(More)
Administration of D,L-thyroxine (T4) daily (25 or 250 nmol/100 g body weight/24 h) for 4 days increased jejunal activity in 15-day-old rats; no effect was seen in 8-day-old rats. Maltase activity was increased in 15-day-old rats only when a 250-nmol dose was used. Similar results were obtained in unoperated and adrenalectomized rats. Specific activity of(More)
Administration of high doses of triiodothyronine (T3) for 4 days to lactating rats evokes an increase in T3 levels in their sera and milk, as well as in the sera of pups suckled by them. Thyroid-stimulating hormone levels in sera of mothers and sucklings are decreased. Suckling rats of T3-treated mothers exhibit a precocious increase in the activity of(More)
Adrenalectomy performed on 14-day-old rats delayed the usual increase of sucrase and maltase activity as well as the decrease of acid beta-galactosidase, beta-glucuroindase and N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase activity during the third postnatal week. Since these changes were only delayed, the role of the thyroid was explored. Thyroidectomy performed(More)