Measurement of the dynamics of stimulation and inhibition of steroidogenesis in isolated rat adrenal cells by using column perfusion.


Isolated adrenal cells were perfused in a small column by using Bio-Gel polyacrylamide beads as an inert supporting matrix, and the time-course of the response to various stimuli was observed by measuring fluorogenic 11-hydroxycorticosteroids in the effluent. A small but significant response was observed 1 min after stimulation with physiological… (More)