Raymond L Garcia

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Antlers are organs of bone which regenerate each year from the heads of male deer. In addition to bone, support tissues such as nerves also regenerate. Nerves must grow at up to 1 cm/day. The control of this rapid growth of nerves is unknown. We examined the relative expression of neurotrophin-3 (NT-3) mRNA in the different tissues of the growing antler tip(More)
The metabolism of estrone sulfate and dehydroisoandrosterone sulfate to the free, unconjugated steroids, estrone and dehydroisoandrosterone, was demonstrated in more than thirty different tissues from male and female BALB/c mice. The activity of steroid sulfatase, when expressed per mg tissue, was greatest in both the pituitary gland and the adrenal glands.(More)
A survey was conducted to define the sites of 17 beta-hydroxysteroid oxidoreductase activity in organs and tissues of male and female BALB/c mice, as well as the favored direction of the oxidoreductase reaction in intact tissues. The enzyme activity was assayed by use of radiolabeled estrone and estradiol-17 beta as substrates. Estrone formation from(More)
The conversion of tritium-labeled estrone sulfate to [3H]estrone was evaluated in human lung tissue in vitro. Under standardized conditions, the rate of hydrolysis of [3H] estrone sulfate to [3H]estrone was linear with time of incubation up to 4 h and with wet tissue weight up to 400 mg/ml. The apparent Km of sulfatase for estrone sulfate was 9 microM, and(More)
OBJECTIVE Pyratine 6 has been shown to have antiaging effects in human skin cells. The purpose of this study is to determine the cosmetic efficacy and tolerance of topical Pyratine 6 (0.10%) over 12 weeks for improving the baseline clinical signs and symptoms of photodamaged facial skin. METHODS A single-arm longitudinal study with observations at 2, 4,(More)
Phenolic steroid sulfatase activity in amnion tissue, amnion homogenate, subcellular fractions, and amnion epithelial cells in culture was demonstrated with radiolabeled estrone sulfate as the substrate. Sulfatase activity could not be detected in either amnion tissue or cells when evaluated with dehydroisoandrosterone sulfate as the substrate. Phenolic(More)
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