B . Todd Hoffman

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Based on evidence that the von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) tumor suppressor protein is associated with polysomes and interacts with translation regulatory factors, we set out to investigate the potential influence of pVHL on protein translation. To this end, renal cell carcinoma (RCC) cells that either lacked pVHL or expressed pVHL through stable transfection were(More)
With the goal of developing potential Alzheimer's pharmacotherapeutics, we have synthesized a series of novel analogues of the potent anticholinesterases phenserine (2) and physostigmine (1). These derivatives contain methyl (3, 4, 6), dimethyl (5, 7, 8, 10, 11) and trimethyl (14) substituents in each position of the phenyl group of the phenylcarbamoyl(More)
Several quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) methods were applied to 29 chemically diverse D(1) dopamine antagonists. In addition to conventional 3D comparative molecular field analysis (CoMFA), cross-validated R(2) guided region selection (q(2)-GRS) CoMFA (see ref 1) was employed, as were two novel variable selection QSAR methods recently(More)
Control SV40-transformed human fibroblasts can be readily adapted to growth on medium containing galactose as sole hexose source (galactose-MEH). However, most cells from a line of SV40-transformed skin fibroblasts from a patient with galactosemia (galactose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase (GALT) deficiency) died in galactose-MEM. Surviving cells of this(More)
In light of the chronic problem of abuse of the controlled substance cocaine, we have investigated novel approaches toward both understanding the activity of inhibitors of the dopamine transporter (DAT) and identifying novel inhibitors that may be of therapeutic potential. Our most recent studies toward these ends have made use of two-dimensional (2D)(More)
CONTEXT Prostaglandins are central to the processes of human labor. Prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)) synthesized within the uterus mediates cervical ripening and uterine contractions. PGE receptors, EP1 and EP3, may each mediate contractions, and represent potential therapeutic targets in the management of preterm labor. Studies of the expression and function of(More)
This paper presents a general history matching technique to create simulation models that honor prior geological information and match production data. The methodology relies on a regionwise perturbation of the probability distributions used to generate the reservoir models. Perturbing probabilities rather than actual petrophysical properties guarantees(More)