Tyrosine-α-Ketoglutarate Transaminase: Induction by Epinephrine and Adenosine-3',5'-Cyclic Phosphate

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Science  31 May 1968:
Vol. 160, Issue 3831, pp. 997-998
DOI: 10.1126/science.160.3831.997


Epinephrine and the N6-O2'-dibutyryl analog of adenosine-3', 5'-cyclic phosphate both are effective inducers of tyrosine-α-ketoglutarate transaminase in explants of fetal rat liver maintained in organ culture. Combinations of these inducers with each other and with hydrocortisone, another inducer, yielded results which suggest that cyclic adenylic acid is an intermediate in the induction by epinephrine and that the mechanism by which it induces is different from that by which hydrocortisone operates.

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