Inhibition of Lipolytic Action of Growth Hormone and Glucocorticoid by Ultraviolet and X-Radiation

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Science  01 Sep 1967:
Vol. 157, Issue 3792, pp. 1062-1064
DOI: 10.1126/science.157.3792.1062


Addition of catecholamines or growth hormone plus glucocorticoid activates lipolysis in isolated white-fat cells of the rat. If the fat cells were irradiated just before the addition of growth hormone and glucocorticoid, their lipolytic action was abolished. However, irradiation did not affect the activation of lipolysis by catecholamines.