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In this paper, we studied the effect of heme availability on corticosterone and aldosterone synthesis in rat adrenal. We found that hemin stimulated corticosterone and aldosterone production in adrenal homogenates in a dose-dependent fashion. Hemin administration to rats also provoked an increase in both corticosterone and aldosterone content in adrenal.(More)
Oxidative stress plays critical roles in the pathogenesis of diabetes, hypertension, and atherosclerosis; some authors reported that fat accumulation correlates to systemic oxidative stress in human and mice, but cellular redox environment effect on lipid accumulation is still unclear. In our laboratory we used mouse embryonic fibroblasts (undifferentiated(More)
In the present paper, we report that an inositolphosphoglycan (IPG), derived from a Trypanosoma cruzi glycoinositolphosphoceramide (LPPG), is able to inhibit ACTH-mediated accumulation of a glucocorticoid, cortisol, in calf adrenocortical cells. This IPG is also able to inhibit the stimulation by ACTH of the production of the main glucocorticoid,(More)
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