Vitamin A-Induced Synthesis of Alkaline Phosphatase

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Science  31 May 1968:
Vol. 160, Issue 3831, pp. 1006-1007
DOI: 10.1126/science.160.3831.1006


Incorporation of radioactive leucine into electrophoretically separated proteins from mouse tail epidermis indicates that synthesis of alkaline phosphatase is stimulated by vitamin A. It is suggested that some of the diverse effects of vitamin A may be the result of alkaline phosphatase induction.

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