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Effects of Hypothyroidism on the DNA, Carbohydrate, Soluble Protein and Sialic Acid Contents of Rat Submandibular Glands
Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
  • B. L. Morgan
  • Brian L. Kuyatt, Cedarville University
  • J. Fink
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1985
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0714.1985.tb00463.x
Keywords
  • Submanidbular glands,
  • DNA,
  • rats,
  • metabolism,
  • hypothyroidism,
  • proteins,
  • sialic acids,
  • thyroid hormones
Abstract
Submandibular glands are a target organ of thyroid hormones. This study examined the effects of hypothyroidism on the biochemical characteristics of these glands in the rat. There were no effects on the neutral sugar and DNA contents. However, soluble protein concentrations (micrograms/mg wet weight) were significantly decreased and sialic acid concentrations micrograms/mg soluble protein) were significantly elevated.
PubMed ID
3918152
Citation Information
B. L. Morgan, Brian L. Kuyatt and J. Fink. "Effects of Hypothyroidism on the DNA, Carbohydrate, Soluble Protein and Sialic Acid Contents of Rat Submandibular Glands" Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine Vol. 14 Iss. 1 (1985) p. 37 - 41 ISSN: 0300-9777
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/brian_kuyatt/28/