Possible properties of microbodies (peroxisomes). Microbody proliferation and hypolipidemic drugs

J. K. Reddy

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Abstract

The precise role of animal microbodies in cellular metabolism remains to be elucidated. However, several studies suggest that microbodies may play a significant, but as yet unclarified, role in a variety of functions such as gluconeogenesis, cholesterol and steroid metabolism and detoxification of hydrogen peroxide. The possibility that microbodies may have different functions in different tissues is to be considered, although their role in lipid metabolism and in detoxification of H2O2 may be considered universal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)967-971
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry
Volume21
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1973

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Histology

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