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PURPOSE Since doxorubicin causes cardiotoxicity, we wished to assess relative concentrations of doxorubicin and its metabolites in cardiac tissues of patients who had been treated antemortem. We also wished to determine factors that correlate with human cardiac doxorubicin and doxorubicinol concentrations. PATIENTS AND METHODS Autopsy tissues were(More)
1. Studies of the synthesis and release of radioactive acetylcholine in rat brain-cortex slices incubated in Locke-bicarbonate-[U-(14)C]glucose media, containing paraoxon as cholinesterase inhibitor, revealed the following phenomena: (a) dependence of K(+)-or protoveratrine-stimulated acetylcholine synthesis and release on the presence of Na(+) and Ca(2+)(More)
Autopsy tissues were collected from ten patients who had received etoposide, 150-3480 mg, from 1 to 412 days antemortem and from five patients who had received teniposide, 234-1577 mg, from 3 to 52 days antemortem. Tissues were assayed for etoposide and teniposide using high-pressure liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection. Etoposide was(More)
Exogenous labeled acetylcholine ([14C]ACh) bound, in rat brain cortex slices, in a poorly (no non-)-exchangeable form, by prior incubation of the slices in presence of 5 mM [14C]ACh, is partly released in an ACh-free physiological saline-glucose-paraoxon medium by a variety of conditions. Among these are high [K+], lack of Na+ or Ca2+, and the presence of(More)