Albin L. Jones

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The mammalian xenobiotic-metabolizing sulfotransferases are cytosolic enzymes, which form a gene superfamily (SULT). Ten distinct human SULT forms are known. Two SULT forms represent splice variants, the other forms are encoded by separate genes. Common functional polymorphisms of the transcribed region are known for two of the forms. We have expressed 16(More)
Interactions between dietary xenobiotics, drugs and biologically active endogenous compounds are a potential source of idiosyncratic adverse pathology. We have examined the inhibition of the sulphation of a number of xenobiotics and endobiotics in human liver cytosol by 15 food additives and constituents. Sulphation of dehydroepiandrosterone was resistant(More)
We have examined the expression of platelet phenolsulphotransferase (PST) in 60 individuals. Using an antibody which recognizes both forms of PST present in man (P-PST and M-PST), we determined that the polymorphism of platelet P-PST activity is determined by the level of expression of the enzyme protein. The implications for susceptibility to adverse drug(More)
We have isolated cDNA clones encoding phenol- and monoamine-sulfating phenolsulfotransferases, using the reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction method with human platelet mRNA as template. These cDNAs were stably expressed in the Chinese hamster fibroblast cell line V79 and their substrate specificities towards known sulfotransferase(More)
1. Phenol sulphotransferases (PSTs) are important enzymes in xenobiotic and endobiotic detoxication, and a key component of the body's chemical defence mechanism. 2. Human phenol-(P-PST) and monoamine-(M-PST) sulphating forms of PST share 93% amino acid sequence identity, and to date the various antibodies produced against PSTs all recognize both enzymes.(More)
Sulfation is a major detoxication mechanism for endogenous compounds and xenobiotics performed by a family of sulfotransferase isoenzymes. Understanding the normal cellular functions of these different sulfotransferases and the way in which endogenous and exogenous factors are able to influence their activity and expression will provide us with the(More)
The sulfation of steroid hormones and xenobiotics by human fetal lung cytosol was examined. 1-Naphthol and estrone were extensively sulfated, whereas paracetamol and dehydroepiandrosterone were not good substrates for the pulmonary enzyme. Investigation of the thermostability and inhibition by 2,6-dichloro-4-nitrophenol (DCNP) of the 1-naphthol and estrone(More)
We provide a much shorter proof of the following partition theorem of P. Erd˝ os and R. Rado: If X is an uncountable linear order into which neither ω 1 nor ω * 1 embeds, then X → (α, 4) 3 for every ordinal α < ω + ω. We also provide two counterexamples to possible generalizations of this theorem, one of which answers a question of E. C. Milner and K.(More)