Nafenopin (2-methyl-2[P-(1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-1 naphthyl) phenoxy]- propionic acid, a phenolic ether with hypolipidemic properties, when administered by gavage at 100 mg/kg b wt daily for 1 to 2 weeks, caused a significant increase in the number of microbody profiles and simultaneous increase in catalase activity in livers of male rats. The concentration of catalase protein and the rate of incorporation of H3-δ-aminolevulinic acid into catalase fraction, as determined by immunochemical methods were approximately twice that of controls. The microbody proliferation resulting from nafenopin treatment was comparable to that induced by CPIB.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - May 15 1973|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology