Alan Wolfson

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It is now well accepted that the brain is able to generate newborn neurons from a population of resident multipotential neural stem cells (NSCs) located in two discrete regions of the brain. The capacity for neurogenesis appears to diminish over the lifespan of an organism. Methods to potentiate the proliferation of new neuronal or glial cells within the(More)
Uncontrolled growth of neoplastic cells and unregulated production of immunoglobulin are major components of the morbidity and mortality of multiple myeloma. Suramin, a polysulfonated napthylurea, has antitumor activity in a number of malignancies, but also significant dose-related toxicity. Suramin has been reported to have major antiproliferative effects(More)
A series of 5-aryl-2H-tetrazoles, 5-aryl-2H-tetrazole-2-acetic acids, and [(4-phenyl-5-aryl-4H-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl)thio]acetic acids were synthesized and tested in vitro for superoxide scavenging activity, in vivo in the carrageenan-induced rat paw edema assay, and in the reverse passive Arthus reaction. The hydroxy-substituted compounds were effective as in(More)
The cytokine IL-6 has been proposed as an autocrine growth factor in multiple myeloma, and is also required for stimulation of immunoglobulin production and secretion in normal plasma cells and myeloma cells. In this study, we showed that secreted IL-6 is detectable by Western blot analysis in a panel of lymphoid and myeloma cell lines. Previous studies in(More)
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