Sidney Goldfischer

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The cerebro-hepato-renal syndrome is a rare familial malady with cerebral, renal, and skeletal abnormalities, severe hypotonia, cirrhosis, iron and lipid storage, and death within 6 months. Correlated electron microscopic, histochemical, and biochemical studies demonstrate defects in two oxidative organelles. Peroxisomes cannot be found in hepatocytes and(More)
The deficient oxidation and accumulation of very-long-chain fatty acids in the Zellweger cerebro-hepato-renal syndrome (CHRS) and X chromosome-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), coupled with the observation that peroxisomes are lacking in CHRS, prompted us to investigate the subcellular localization of the catabolism of lignoceric acid (C24:0). Peroxisomal(More)
the solid state; 1711 cm-' in chloroform) is caused mainly by a C = 0 vibration. 30 Miles, H. T., unpublished experiments. 31 Davies, D. R., Nature, 186, 1030 (1960). Dr. Davies has informed the author that in his opinion the Watson-Crick arrangement (XIII) is more likely for steric reasons but that the X-ray data could not exclude XIV (R' = H) without a(More)
Vascular disease in diabetics could arise in part from altered vessel wall catebolism. Specific activities of hydrolases in aortic smooth muscle cells from rats with streptozotocin-induced diabetes were measured. Enyzmes included: neutral alpha-glucosidase, alpha-mannosidase, and lysosomal N-acetyl beta-glucosaminidase, beta-galactosidase, cathepsin C, acid(More)
We describe an infant girl with a clinical, chemical, and pathologic syndrome remarkably similar to Zellweger cerebrohepatorenal syndrome but whose liver parenchymal cells contained abundant peroxisomes. Peroxisomal L-alpha hydroxy acid oxidase, catalase, and the plasmalogen synthesizing enzyme dihydroxy acetone phosphate-acyl transferase activities were(More)
  • S Goldfischer
  • The journal of histochemistry and cytochemistry…
  • 1982
Its topography is one of the most characteristic features of the Golgi apparatus and the reticular nature of this organelle is evident in Golgi's first drawings, in light microscopic enzyme cytochemical preparations, and in high voltage electron micrographs of thick sections. Although individual components of the Golgi apparatus may differ in staining(More)
Biopsy and autopsy specimens of liver from patients with Wilson's disease in various stages, chronic cholestatic conditions (including primary biliary cirrhosis, extrahepatic biliary obstruction, sclerosing cholangitis, and biliary atresia), chronic active hepatitis, and Indian childhood cirrhosis, as well as normal neonates, were examined by means of(More)
Hypertension is an important risk factor for atherosclerosis and often occurs in association with diabetes mellitus. Specific activities of hydrolases in homogenates of aortas from rats with renal-clip hypertension, normotension following a period of hypertension, and hypertension combined with streptozotocin-induced diabetes mellitus were measured. Enzymes(More)
Accumulation of very long chain fatty acids in X-linked and neonatal forms of adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) appears to be a consequence of deficient peroxisomal oxidation of very long chain fatty acids. Peroxisomes were readily identified in liver biopsies taken from a patient having the X-linked disorder. However, in liver biopsies from a patient having(More)