Rat Skin Tryptophan 2,3-Dioxygenase
The fact that a considerable amount of kynurenine (Kyn) is species-specifically accumulated in rat fur was discovered in 1960 by Ishiguro and co-workers (Hotta et al., 1960). The cause of this phenomenon has been exhaustively investigated in our laboratory, but no adequate explanation has been obtained so far.
KeywordsEnzymatic Conversion Sodium Ascorbate Radioactive Substance Adequate Explanation Polytron Homogenization
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- Hotta, K., Ishiguro, I., Naito, J., and Kuzuya, H., 1960, Studies on kynure-nine in rat fur, Seikagaku, 32: 28–31.Google Scholar