Acetoacetyl-Coenzyme A Thiolase in Brain, Liver, and Kidney during Maturation of the Rat

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Science  23 Apr 1971:
Vol. 172, Issue 3981, pp. 380-382
DOI: 10.1126/science.172.3981.380


The development of thiolase in various rat tissues from 7 days before birth to adulthood was studied. Enzyme activities in brain, liver, and kidney during the perinatal period reflect the nutritional environment, whereas those in the adult tissues do not.