Beverly A Reitz

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Mammalian flavin-containing monooxygenase (FMO) enzymes catalyze oxidation at nucleophilic, heteroatom centers and are important for drug, xenobiotic, and endogenous substrate metabolism. In human liver, human FMO3 (hFMO3) is the most abundant FMO isoform and is known to contribute to the hepatic clearance of a variety of clinical drugs. The purpose of the(More)
To probe the effects of N-glycosylation on the fibrin-dependent plasminogenolytic activity of tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA), we have expressed a human recombinant t-PA (rt-PA) gene in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells and in a murine C127 cell line. The resulting rt-PA glycoproteins were isolated and their associated N-linked oligosaccharide(More)
Leukotrienes are important mediators in a number of inflammatory diseases and therefore are a target of several therapeutic approaches. The first committed step in the synthesis of leukotrienes is the conversion of arachidonic acid to leukotriene A(4) (LTA(4)) in two successive reactions catalyzed by 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX). Assays to measure 5-LOX activity(More)
The work described herein demonstrates the utility of structure-based drug design (SBDD) in shifting the binding mode of an HTS hit from a DFG-in to a DFG-out binding mode resulting in a class of novel potent CSF-1R kinase inhibitors suitable for lead development.
We have engineered GH3 cells with reporter genes under control of the growth hormone and prolactin promoters and measured protein production. The results indicate very low level production of reporter proteins from the cells regardless of the promoter used to drive expression. This was surprising in light of the observation that the cells still produced(More)
A relatively large number of comparative trials of antibiotic prophylaxis in cardiac surgery have been published, many of which have serious design flaws. Despite the large number of studies, no single antibiotic regimen has emerged as clearly superior in preventing postoperative site infections. To determine if a superior regimen could be identified with a(More)
LFA-1/ICAM-1 interaction is important in facilitating a number of cellular events including antigen-specific T-cell activation and leukocyte transendothelial migration. We are interested in defining residues and contact sites that mediate ICAM-1 interaction with the integrin receptor, LFA-1. To provide sufficient material to facilitate study of the(More)