Christian B. Albano

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Ubiquinone (coenzyme Q10), in addition to its function as an electron and proton carrier in mitochondrial electron transport coupled to ATP synthesis, acts in its reduced form (ubiquinol) as an antioxidant, inhibiting lipid peroxidation in biological membranes and protecting mitochondrial inner-membrane proteins and DNA against oxidative damage accompanying(More)
In the present study, we investigated the effects of 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) on lipoamide dehydrogenase activity and metallothionein content. Lipoamide dehydrogenase is a flavoprotein enzyme, which reduces lipoamide and low molecular weight thiols. This enzyme has also been involved in the conversion of ubiquinone (coenzyme Q-10,(More)
Despite decades of public health initiatives, tobacco use remains the leading known preventable cause of death in the United States. Clinicians have a proven, positive effect on patients' ability to quit, and pharmacists are strategically positioned to assist patients with quitting. The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy recognizes health(More)
Diabetes, which causes enhanced oxidative stress, is a multifactorial disease that leads to deleterious effects in many organ systems within the body. Ubiquinones (coenzyme Q9 and Q10) are amphipathic molecular components of the electron transport chain that function also as endogenous antioxidants and attenuate the diabetes-induced decreases in antioxidant(More)
Objective. To describe best practices, necessary resources, and success or lessons learned from established consortia in pharmacy education. Methods. Using semi-structured interviews and qualitative analysis, interviews with members of established consortia in pharmacy education were conducted until saturation was reached. Themes were analyzed and(More)
The demand for public health services is being outpaced by a shrinking public health workforce. This creates a unique opportunity for pharmacists to become more engaged in public health activities, particularly in rural underserved areas. To meet the need for additional public health professionals, we designed a master of public health (MPH) program in a(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the state of public health provision and education in North Dakota and to identify the current and potential future roles pharmacists and pharmacy educators play in these activities. SETTING Rural, medically underserved areas of North Dakota, as well as professional training sites for the practitioners working in these areas. (More)
OBJECTIVE To determine first-year pharmacy students' analysis, confidence, and knowledge of patient physical assessment integrated within a pathophysiology curriculum. DESIGN A prospective quasi-experimental study using validated pre- and post-surveys and follow-up examinations was conducted to objectively assess the confidence and knowledge of pharmacy(More)
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