Precocious induction of arginase in primary cultures of fetal rat hepatocytes

Fetal rat hepatocytes were isolated and cultured in primary culture to investigate activity changes of arginase under defined conditions. In hormone-free medium, cultured cells maintained the enzyme activity at levels equal to that of freshly isolated cells for at least 4 d. Arginase activity could be induced by dexamethasone in hepatocytes isolated from 16… CONTINUE READING