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Author Smith, Andrea J.

Title Steroid acyl transferase activity in the mammalian brain / by Andrea J. Smith
Published [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1996

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Description xxvi, 237 leaves : illustrations ; 30 cm
Summary This thesis investigates steroid fatty acid esters (which may have a possible role in myelination of the central nervous system) in mammalian brain. While these conjugates are abundant in brain tissue, little is known about their biological role. When measuring steroid acyl transferase activity, the optimum substrate concentration was found to vary significantly between the sheep and rat brain. Results also indicated that different enzymes may act to esterify different steroid substrates
Notes Submitted to the Faculty of Science and Technology, Deakin University
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Deakin University, Victoria, 1996
Bibliography Bibliography: leaves 210-237
Subject Brain chemistry.
Steroids -- Biochemistry
Steroids -- Sulphation
Genre/Form Academic theses.
Author Deakin University. Faculty of Science and Technology.