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The common dietary constituent quercetin was a potent inhibitor of sulfoconjugation of acetaminophen and minoxidil by human liver cytosol, partially purified P-form phenolsulfotransferase (PST), and recombinant P-form PST, with IC50 values of 0.025-0.095 microM. Quercetin inhibition of acetaminophen was noncompetitive with respect to acceptor substrate,(More)
Copper complexes of a range of ligands have been prepared and evaluated for antiinflammatory activity and irritancy after oral, subcutaneous, and local administration in rats and guinea pigs. The antiinflammatory activities were found to depend on the species used and the route of administration. When nonantiinflammatory ligands were used, the response was(More)
Cooked food mutagens from fried meat and fish have recently been suggested to contribute to the etiology of breast cancer. Thus, the most prevalent of these compounds, i.e. 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine, or rather its more mutagenic N-hydroxylated metabolite (N-OH-PhIP), forms DNA adducts in mammary cells, including human mammary(More)
Bacterial expression of human phenol phenolsulfotransferase (P-PST) has provided the opportunity to understand better the catalytic properties and biological role of this enzyme. However, as the yield of pure protein from the currently used expression system was low, we subcloned the P-PST c-DNA into pET-15b, a vector containing an oligohistidine domain,(More)
We examined the effects of Interleukin 1 (IL 1) on rabbit articular chondrocytes with particular emphasis on arachidonic acid metabolism in these cells. Articular chondrocytes were isolated from the knee joints of normal New Zealand white rabbits and were cultured in vitro until confluent. Addition of 5 U/ml of purified IL 1 to chondrocytes led to an early(More)
Type II collagen- and adjuvant-induced arthritis in outbred Wistar rats were compared using parameters that measured the inflammatory response, cellular and humoral immunity, blood protein changes, drug metabolism and histopathological and bony changes of the inflamed paws. There was a lesser incidence (40-70%) and severity of collagen disease than the(More)
A model has been developed in the mouse in which methylated bovine serum albumin (MBSA) and sheep red blood cells have been used to produce delayed type hypersensitivity (DTH) and humoral immunity (HI), respectively. The time course between antigen sensitization and challenge was chosen such that cyclophosphamide (CY), administered prior to sensitization,(More)
The effects of administering drugs 2 days after antigen sensitization in a combined model of delayed type hypersensitivity (DTH) and humoral immunity (HI) in the mouse are described and compared with a previous study in which drugs were administered prior to sensitization using the same model. Low doses of cyclophosphamide (CY) administered after antigen(More)