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Previous studies have indicated the presence of both neutral and acid, bile salt-independent retinyl ester hydrolases associated with plasma membrane and endosome fractions of rat liver homogenates. In the present studies, chylomicrons containing tritium-labeled retinyl esters were injected intravenously into rats in order to study the initial metabolism of(More)
We recently reported the presence of a neutral, bile salt-independent retinyl ester hydrolase (REH) activity in rat liver microsomes and showed that it was distinct from the previously studied bile salt-dependent REH and from nonspecific carboxylesterases (Harrison, E. H., and M. Z. Gad. 1989. J. Biol. Chem. 264: 17142-17147). We have now further(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) appears to play a critical role in modulating gastric mucosal defense. Administration of NO donors has been reported to protect the gastrointestinal mucosa against damage induced by several irritants. However, the possible role of NO in healing existing ulcers must be clarified further. Therefore, the present study was designed to assess(More)
Temporal changes in the structure of neuronal processes in the presence of saponin were studied by atomic force microscopy in a fluid medium. After saponin treatment, concavities were formed on the surface of some neurites and fibrous structures in other neurites were splayed. The vertical height of these splayed fibrils or fibrillar bundles ranged from 13(More)
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