Inhibition of acid esterase in rat liver by 4,4′-diethylaminoethoxyhexestrol

Research paper by Kazuo Kasama, Katsumi Yoshida, Susumu Takeda, Ryotaro Tsujimura, Shinichi Hasegawa

Indexed on: 01 Oct '76Published on: 01 Oct '76Published in: Lipids


The effect of 4,4′-diethylaminoethoxyhexestrol (DH) on acid esterase in rat liver was studied in vivo and in vitro. The acid esterase activity in the livers of rats treated with 0.125% DH for 1 week was found to decrease more than 60% as compared with that in untreated rats. The addition of DH to the incubation medium caused considerable inhibition of the acid esterase activity in lysosome from untreated rat liver, and the inhibition type appears to be noncompetitive. The acid lipase activity in rat liver lysosome was also inhibited by DH. Some antihistamic agents and chloroquine also inhibited the acid esterase activity in rat liver lysosome.