Barak J. Carlson

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Interaction of the tertiary amines, arecolone, eserine (physostigmine), (+)-epibatidine, and (+/-)-epibatidine, with Torpedo nicotinic acetylcholine receptor-enriched membrane vesicles was investigated to characterize their action on the receptor, using stopped-flow thallium (I)-flux spectrofluorimetry. Arecolone, (+)-epibatidine, and (+/-)-epibatidine were(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the stability and the degradation pathway of epothilone-D (Epo-D), an experimental anticancer agent. In pH range 4-9, Epo-D displayed pH-independent stability and the highest stability was observed at pH 1.5-2 where its thiazole group is protonated. Increasing the pH >9 or <1.5 resulted in an increase in the(More)
The beta- and delta-subunits of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor from Torpedo californica were covalently photolabeled at the synaptic surface with the ATP photoaffinity analogue [alpha-32P]-8-azido-ATP. The specificity of labeling for nucleotide binding sites was demonstrated by the saturation of labeling with increasing concentration of 8-azido-ATP(More)
Stability studies of 2-hydroxymethyl-4,8-dibenzo[1,2-B:5,4-b']dithiophene-4,8-dione (NSC 656240, dithiophene), a poorly water-soluble (approximately 5 microg/ml) potential anticancer drug are reported. Dithiophene stability turned out to be very sensitive to laboratory fluorescent lighting. The rate of photodegradation of dithiophene was studied in aqueous(More)
The pharmaceutical industry standard for bioanalysis is LC/MS/MS. There are, however, many instances where a single quadrupole detector could successfully be used to provide adequate sensitivity and selectivity for quantitation of drug substances in biological matrices. This paper presents one example of how a single quadrupole detector can be employed in a(More)
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