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[6-3H]-1alpha-Hydroxyvitamin D3 was chemically synthesized and its full biological activity and radiochemical purity were demonstrated. With the use of this preparation it has been possible to demonstrate in vivo that in rats the [6-3H]-1Alpha-hydroxyvitamin D3 is converted to [6-3H]-1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3, the natural hormone. In fact, in the(More)
The in vitro metabolism of all-trans-[11,12-3h]retinoic acid to several more polar compounds has been demonstrated in a hamster tracheal organ culture system. The production of these metabolites is dependent on the presence of tissue. The physiological significance of these compounds is shown by the cochromatography of several of the in vitro formed(More)
1alpha-Hydroxy [6-3H]vitamin D3 has been synthesized with a specific activity of 4 Ci/mmol, and its metabolism in rats has been studied. It is rapidly converted to 1alpha,25-dihydroxy [6-3H]vitamin D3 in vivo. Following an intravenous or oral dose, a maximal concentration of 1alpha,25-dihydroxy [6-3H]vitamin D3 is found 2 and 4 hours, respectively, before(More)
A reverse phase high-pressure liquid chromatography system for rapid separation of various retinoids (vitamin A and its analogs) with little or no degradation is described. This method permits detection of as little as 22 pmol of retinoic acid. The procedure has been applied to the study of retinoic acid metabolism in vitamin A-deficient hamsters.
Incubation of [3H]retinoic acid in the presence of hamster liver 10000g supernatant produces several metabolites that are more polar than the parent compound. Two of these metabolites are identical with synthetic all-trans-4-hydroxyretinoic acid and all-trans-4-oxoretinoic acid both in ultraviolet absorption and mass spectral characteristics and in(More)
Chicks convert both orally and intravenously administered 1alpha-hydroxy[6-3H]vitamin D3 rapidly to 1alpha,25-dihydroxy[6-3H]vitamin D3. The maximal accumulation of 1alpha,25-dihydroxy[6-3H]vitamin D3 in intestine precedes the intestinal absorption response to 1alpha-hydroxyvitamin D3 by at least 2 hours. Oral administration results in the highest(More)
loc-Hydroxy[6-3H]vitamin D, has been synthesized with a specific activity of 4 Ci/mmol, and its metabolism in rats has been studied. It is rapidly converted to ln,25-dihydroxy[6-3H]vitamin D, in uiuo. Following an intravenous or oral dose, a maximal concentration of loc,25-dihydroxy[6-3H]vitamin D, is found 2 and 4 hours, respectively, before the maximal(More)