Léan V O'Brien

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Previous work supporting the vitamin A dependency of adrenal function in rats neglected to take into account a secondary effect of the deficiency, a decrease in hepatic ascorbic acid biosynthesis. Vitamin A-depleted rats maintained on a diet free of ascorbate had a decrease in the activity of adrenal 3 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase, and extensive(More)
The links between social capital and mental wellbeing are established but the direction of the social capital-wellbeing relationship is rarely systematically examined. This omission undermines the validity of social capital as a basis for health interventions. The aim of this paper was to explore the short-term (one-year) reciprocal relationship between(More)
Farmers have particular wellbeing-related vulnerabilities that conventional health interventions struggle to address. We consider the potential of natural resource management (NRM) programs, which reach large numbers of farmers, as non-conventional place-focused wellbeing interventions. Although designed to address environmental degradation, NRM can(More)
A partially purified preparation of hydroxy-indole-O-methyltransferase (HIOMT) from bovine pineal was shown to O-methylate estradiol-17beta (E2). The HIOMT preparation was incubated with E2 and [3H]-S-adenosylmethionine (SAM). The [3H]-3 methyl-ether or estradiol [MeO-E2] produced was identified by thin layer chromatography (TLC) and crystallization to(More)
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