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Antisera against rat-liver S-adenosylhomocysteine hydrolase (SAH-hydrolase) and calf intestinal mucosal adenosine deaminase (ADA) were raised in rabbits and subsequently used to determine the distribution of the corresponding enzymes in rat-brain using the peroxidase-antiperoxidase immunohistochemical procedure. SAH-hydrolase antigenicity was prominent in(More)
The uptake of L-cystine into cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells has been shown to occur by a Na+-independent system which is inhibited by L-glutamate and L-homocysteine, but not by other amino acids. It is likely that the system transporting L-cystine is shared by L-glutamate. Thiol groups associated with membrane bound components appear to be(More)
The enzymes adenosine deaminase (ADA) and histidine decarboxylase (HDC) were immunocytochemically detected in rat brain. The gross distributions of ADA- and HDC-immunoreactive neurons in the basal hypothalamus were very similar. The superficial layers of the superior colliculus showed only ADA-containing neurons. Using adjacent thin-sections of basal(More)
The effects of S-adenosylhomocysteine and S-adenosylmethionine on some purine- and pyrimidine-metabolizing systems have been examined. Both compounds were capable of acting as relatively good inhibitors of adenosine deaminase, nucleoside phosphorylase, and adenylate deaminase activities but as relatively poor inhibitors of myokinase and nucleoside(More)
Following the intracerebral administration of [35S]cystathionine, the synaptosome fraction of rat brain was labelled, the greatest uptake of amino acid being associated with hypothalamus. The uptake of [35S]cystathionine by synaptosome preparations isolated from different regions of brain, was typical of that exhibited by amino acids which are not(More)
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