Mark W. Rigler

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The technique of freeze fracture was used to visualize triglyceride (TG) hydrolysis and the production of lipolytic products (LPs) in vitro and in vivo in the presence of bile salts (BS). Three systems were investigated: pure lipolytic products (oleic acid and monoolein) in the presence of a pure bile salt (taurodeoxycholate (TDC)), lipolytic products(More)
This study assessed the effect of concomitant lipid absorption on the bioavailability and lymphatic transport of benzo(a)pyrene (BP), a carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH). Conscious, male Sprague-Dawley rats, equipped with biliary and mesenteric lymphatic catheters received intraduodenally a dose of 0.4 mumoles 3H-labeled BP completely(More)
The hydrolysis of gum arabic-stabilized trioleylglycerol emulsions by pancreatic lipase was examined by freeze-fracture electron microscopy in the absence of bile salts. A sequence of liquid crystalline product phases was produced during the non-equilibrium conditions of hydrolysis. The morphology of the product phases were pH- and droplet size-dependent.(More)
The effect of lingual lipase on four different triacylglycerol emulsions was observed by light microscopy at pH 5-6. The extent of hydrolysis on the microscope slide was determined with the aid of radioactive emulsions or by analyzing the products by gas-liquid chromatography. Artificial emulsions that had been stabilized with amphiphilic lipids gradually(More)
Many intramembranous particles in pig jejunal microvillus membranes cluster during cell disruption and membrane vesiculation with the MgCl2 aggregation technique (Hauser, H., Howell, K., Dawson, R.M.C. and Bowyer, D.E. (1980) Biochim. Biophys. Acta 602, 567-577). Isolated brush borders and purified microvillus membrane vesicles were jet-frozen and examined(More)
The original version of the Kent Micronite cigarette filter used crocidolite, a form of asbestos, from 1952 until at least mid-1956. Cigarettes from intact, unopened packs of the brand from this period were examined. One filter contained approximately 10 mg of crocidolite. Crocidolite structures were found in the mainstream smoke from the first two puffs of(More)
Radiolabeled taurocholate (TC) and triolein were used to study fat assimilation and bile salt absorption in the stomachless saltwater killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus. Fat absorption occurred primarily in the proximal intestine with approximately 87% of a single dose (9 mg fat/8 g fish) absorbed in 2 h. Luminal triolein hydrolysis and enterocyte triolein(More)
Two methods for the measurement of total lipid weight in biological and geological samples and the major lipid classes in human gallbladder bile using the Iatroscan TH-10 analyzer are described. Total lipid determination involves the application of small (5 μl) volumes to Chromarods, focusing of the sample into one band by partial development in(More)
Fluoropolymer based tile and fabric spray sealants were evaluated for the release of airborne fluoropolymer constituents and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during typical product use scenarios in a simulated bathroom and a simulated recreational vehicle. Fluoride was quantified after oxygen bomb digestion of airborne spray collected from personal, area,(More)