Effect of tryptophan on isolated hepatocytes of rats.


The addition of tryptophan to adult rat hepatocyte cultures stimulated DNA synthesis. The increase in DNA synthesis as measured by 3H-thymidine incorporation into DNA was observed on treatment of the cultures with tryptophan for 48 h but also as short as for 6 h in comparison with control cultures. An increase was also apparent at 30 h which was maintained… (More)


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