Brian Mayhew

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An in vitro model is proposed to account for the clinically observed inhibition of cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A that results from administration of clarithromycin, fluoxetine, or diltiazem. Rates for loss of CYP3A4 enzymatic activity resulting from metabolic intermediate complex formation and the concentration dependencies thereof were determined in vitro for(More)
Diltiazem (DTZ) N-demethylation occurs by cytochrome P-450 (CYP) 3A based on the following observations: 1) a single enzyme Michaelis-Menten model of metabolite formation, 2) high correlations of DTZ N-demethylation activity to other CYP3A activities, 3) inhibition of DTZ N-demethylation activity by triacetyloleandomycin, and 4) DTZ N-demethylation activity(More)
The DNA response in the regional lymph nodes draining the site of immunization with contact sensitizing agents was assessed by measuring the uptake of radioactive iododeoxyuridine. The DNA response in the regional lymph nodes reached a peak on day 3 after immunization and fell to pre-immunization levels by day 6. The hypothesis was tested that lymph node(More)
This study was designed to determine the extent of insulin wastage and the extrapolated cost of wastage for Ontario hospitals. The five hospitals in the study were chosen to include differences in patient mix and drug distribution systems. Beginning and ending inventories of all insulin types were taken spanning a six-week period. The quantity of insulin(More)
Donor mice were painted on the skin of the abdomen with the contact sensitizing agent, oxazolone. One day later 2-5 x 10(6) cells from the regional lymph nodes were injected into the footpads of recipient mice. Contact sensitivity was detected 6 days later by challenging the ears of the recipients and measuring the increase of thickness at 24 h. Good(More)