Michael N Berry

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A new technique employing continuous recirculating perfusion of the rat liver in situ, shaking of the liver in buffer in vitro, and filtration of the tissue through nylon mesh, results in the conversion of about 50% of the liver into intact, isolated parenchymal cells. The perfusion media consist of: (a) calcium-free Hanks' solution containing 0.05%(More)
The first technique for large-scale preparation of isolated hepatocytes was described in 1953 and involved perfusion of rat liver under pressure with a Ca2+-free solution containing a chelating agent. Various modifications of this technique were in use over the next ten years, until it was demonstrated that cells prepared in this manner were grossly(More)
The influence of phosphate-free medium buffered with synthetic organic buffers, and of a preliminary incubation of cells in medium lacking added substrate ('pre-incubation') was investigated with mouse-cultured Ehrlich ascites tumour cells. In comparison to phosphate-containing bicarbonate-buffered balanced-salts medium, organic-buffered medium, without a(More)
A method is described for rapidly quenching metabolism in yeast and extracting metabolites for analysis. The saponin digitonin is used to permeabilize the yeast cell membrane, in conjunction with perchloric acid (PCA) to quench metabolism and extract metabolites. Using this digitonin-PCA quench and extraction procedure, we have determined ATP concentrations(More)
Results from a wide variety of metabolic studies have provided indirect support for conclusions derived from enzymological approaches that the enzymes of the so-called soluble cytoplasm (and the mitochondrial matrix) exist within the cell and function in the form of multienzyme complexes and that metabolite channeling takes place between the enzymes of each(More)
Since its introduction in 1969, the high-yield preparation of isolated hepatocytes has become a frequently used tool for the study of hepatic uptake, excretion, metabolism and toxicity of drugs and other xenobiotics. Basic preparative methods are now firmly established involving perfusion of the liver with a balanced-saline solution containing collagenase.(More)