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Steroid metabolism in cultured mammalian astrocytes

Lovelace, Michael. 2006, Steroid metabolism in cultured mammalian astrocytes, Ph.D. thesis, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University.


Title Steroid metabolism in cultured mammalian astrocytes
Author Lovelace, Michael.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Faculty Faculty of Science and Technology
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 2006
Keyword(s) Progesterone
Astrocytes
Neurochemistry
Stains and staining (Microscopy)
Summary This thesis explores the metabolism of the steroid progesterone within both rat and mouse brain cells in culture. The research identified a steroid 21-hydroxylase within the rat culture system, that has downstream implications on stress and behaviour. Novel uses for a stain to accurately discriminate two brain celltypes were discovered.
Language eng
Description of original xxiv, 333 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 572.579
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30026986

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