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Comparative biochemistry and physiology. B, Comparative biochemistry

Time-course studies on the effects of oestradiol administration on the activity of some folate-metabolizing enzymes in chicken liver.


PMID 7067401

Abstract

1. The specific activities of some enzymes of folate metabolism were measured in the liver of folate-treated and folate-deficient immature female chickens at intervals up to 9 days after an initial administration of 17 beta-oestradiol dipropionate. 2. An increase in dihydrofolate reductase activity after 3 days and decreases in 10-formyltetrahydrofolate synthetase and 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase activities after 2 days became evident as a result of oestradiol treatment. 3. After 9 days, oestradiol caused a small decrease in glutamate formiminotransferase activity. 4. In folate-deficient chickens the activity of dihydrofolate reductase was decreased and that of serine hydroxymethyltransferase, 10-formyltetrahydrofolate synthetase and 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase was increased in both non-hormone-treated and oestradiol-treated animals.