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Effect of vitamin A deprivation on the cholesterol side-chain cleavage enzyme activity of testes and ovaries of rats (Short Communication)

Jayaram, M and Murthy, SK and Ganguly, J (1973) Effect of vitamin A deprivation on the cholesterol side-chain cleavage enzyme activity of testes and ovaries of rats (Short Communication). In: Biochemical Journal, 136 (1). 221 -223.

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Abstract

The cholesterol side-chain cleavage enzyme activity is decreased considerably at the mild stage of vitamin A deficiency in rat testes and ovaries and the decrease in activity becomes more pronounced with progress of deficiency. Supplementation of the deficient rats with retinyl acetate, but not retinoic acid, restores the enzyme activity to normal values. The cholesterol side-chain cleavage enzyme of adrenals is not affected by any of the above treatments.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right of this article belongs to Portland Press.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2010 06:11
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:44
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/23117

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