Anthony J.T Lee

Learn More
We systematically characterized the oxidative metabolites of 17beta-estradiol and estrone formed by 15 human cytochrome P450 (CYP) isoforms. CYP1A1 had high activity for 17beta-estradiol 2-hydroxylation, followed by 15alpha-, 6alpha-, 4-, and 7alpha-hydroxylation. However, when estrone was the substrate, CYP1A1 formed more 4-hydroxyestrone than 15alpha- or(More)
The endogenous estrogens, 17beta-estradiol (E(2)) and estrone (E(1)), undergo extensive metabolism in animals and humans, and a large number of their hydroxylated and keto metabolites have been identified in biological samples. The formation of most of the oxidative estrogen metabolites is catalyzed by cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes. Precise knowledge of the(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluates the safety and effectiveness of a unique composite thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) construct (proximal stent graft and distal bare metal stent) for the treatment of patients with complicated type B aortic dissection (cTBAD). METHODS In this prospective, single-arm, multicenter study, patients with cTBAD were(More)
1. The metabolic O-methylation of several catechol-containing tea polyphenols by rat liver cytosolic catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) has been studied. 2. When (-)-epicatechin was used as substrate, its O-merthylation showed dependence on incubation time, cytosolic protein concentration, incubation pH and concentration of S-adenosyl-L-methionine. The(More)
BACKGROUND Enzyme-activatable prodrugs in conjunction with antibody-enzyme fusion proteins may enhance the anti-tumor efficacy of antibodies and reduce the toxic side effects of conventional chemotherapeutics. Cephalosporins have proven to be highly versatile triggers for the enzymatic activation of such prodrugs. RESULTS A cephem prodrug of taxol(More)
INTRODUCTION Thirty million men in the United States suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED) and this number is expected to double by 2025. Considered a major public health problem, which seriously affects the quality of life of patients and their partners, ED becomes increasingly prevalent with age and chronic smoking is a major risk factor in the(More)
OBJECTIVE This report summarizes the 30-day and 12-month results of endovascular treatment using the Medtronic Vascular Talent Thoracic Stent Graft System (Medtronic Vascular, Santa Rosa, Calif) for patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA) who are considered candidates for open surgical repair. METHODS The study was a prospective, nonrandomized,(More)
Histamine H(3) receptor antagonists have been widely reported to improve performance in preclinical models of cognition, but more recently efficacy in pain models has also been described. Here, A-960656 ((R)-2-(2-(3-(piperidin-1-yl)pyrrolidin-1-yl)benzo[d]thiazol-6-yl)pyridazin-3(2H)-one) was profiled as a new structural chemotype. A-960656 was potent in(More)
The benzodiazepinedione class of non-peptidal GPIIbIIIa antagonists has been modified to allow the isolation of noninterconverting rotational isomers, or atropisomers, with the aim of examining their structure-activity relationships as compared to active RGD-containing peptides and other non-peptidal antagonists. Resolution of these antagonists was(More)