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1. The content of glutathione and glutathione disulfide and the activity of the glutathione S-transferase were determined in the liver of pike and rat. 2. It was found that the liver of pike contains far less glutathione than the liver of rats, while the glutathione disulfide content was similar in both species. 3. The activity of the hepatic glutathione(More)
Exposure of rats to HCB caused a dose-dependent depletion of GSH. Chlorophenolic and sulfur-containing metabolites of HCB incubated with GSH-free rat liver cytosolic protein drastically diminished the UROD activity. In addition, HCB also exhibited inhibitory potency. The most effective compounds studied were TCH and its oxidation product, chloranil.(More)
The balance between metabolic activation and detoxification is critical in determining the susceptibility to lung cancer upon exposure to the tobacco specific nitrosamine, 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK). Carbonyl reduction of NNK, followed by glucuronidation, is the main detoxification pathway of this lung carcinogen in humans.(More)
The toxicokinetics and biotransformation of 2,2′,3′,4,4′,5,5′-heptachlorobiphenyl, as well as its influence on the activity of microsomal and cytosolic enzymes and on the porphyrin pathway in the liver were studied in female rats following oral treatment with 7 mg/kg every other day for 3 months. One day after cessation of treatment the concentration of the(More)
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