Aldrin epoxidase activity in liver microsomes from streptozotocin-diabetic rats is only 40% of that from normal rats. Epoxidation of aldrin has also been assayed in freshly isolated hepatocytes from normal rats. Addition of 10−7 M glucagon to the incubation medium leads to a decreased aldrin epoxidase activity. Owing to the previously reported phosphorylation of a purified cytochrome P-450 isozyme, it is postulated that the cytochrome P-450 dependent aldrin epoxidase may be regulated by a glucagon induced phosphorylation process.

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