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Cell Transplant. 1997 Sep-Oct;6(5):531-4.

Enzymatic activity and expression of cytochrome P450 LA omega within intrasplenically transplanted fetal hepatocytes in spontaneously hypertensive rats.

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Department of Medicine and Gastrointestinal Surgery, New York Medical College, Valhalla 10595, USA.


We examined the expression and enzymatic activity of cytochrome P450 LA omega within transplanted hepatocytes. Fetal hepatocytes were harvested at day 20 of gestation from spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) and transplanted into recipient adult SHR spleens. Microscopic examination of the recipient spleens at 4 and 10 wk after transplantation revealed masses of hepatocytes with cord-like structures in the red pulp. Immunochemical studies detected cytochrome (cyto) P450 LA omega in the fetal hepatocytes before transplantation without prior induction. Although the cyto P450 LA omega was not detected by the second week after transplantation, by the 6th and 10th wk after transplantation, it was. Cyto P450-arachidonic acid omega/omega-1 hydroxylase activity (formation of 20- and 19-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid) was detected at 10 wk after transplantation, but not 2 or 6 wk after transplantation. These results demonstrated that fetal hepatocytes can be transplanted successfully into recipient spleens and then grow in the spleens, as in the case of the adult hepatocyte response.

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