David Hasman

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Sutherlandia frutescens is a South African herb used traditionally by the natives to treat cancer, and more recently to improve the overall health in HIV/AIDS patients. Gas chromatography/mass spectrometer profiling and liquid chromatographic/mass spectral investigation confirmed and quantified the presence of canavanine, GABA and arginine in the herbal(More)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) is a popular culinary/medicinal herb. Recent studies have shown it has pharmacologic activities for cancer chemoprevention and therapy. This study evaluated the antiproliferation activity of rosemary extract (RE) against human ovarian cancer cells, and whether the extract and its three main active ingredients carnosol(More)
Choline and glycine are inter-related through their roles in methyl metabolism. Choline is metabolized to betaine, which donates a methyl group to homocysteine to form methionine, also generating dimethylglycine, which is further metabolized to glycine. Choline is transported across the placenta and is higher in fetal than maternal plasma. Placental glycine(More)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is associated with many clinical complications including steatosis for which the relation to defective CF transmembrane conductance regulator protein is unclear. Choline deficiency results in hepatic steatosis. Choline is the precursor of betaine, which donates methyl groups for remethylation of homocysteine to methionine and(More)
BACKGROUND Choline is an important constituent of acetylcholine. Choline is needed for acetylcholine in the nonneuronal acetylcholine system that includes epithelial cells of the lung and intestine, endothelial cells, and immune cells. Plasma free choline concentrations are low in children with cystic fibrosis (CF), but the implications for acetylcholine(More)
Numerous scientific studies have examined the relationship between coffee consumption and an array of medical conditions, including cancer, and yet the direct effect of commercially brewed coffee on cancer cells has not been evaluated. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the antiproliferation effect of 4 different regular and decaffeinated coffee(More)
Lutein and zeaxanthin are xanthophyll carotenoids present in highly pigmented vegetables and fruits. Lutein is selectively accumulated in the brain relative to other carotenoids. Recent evidence has linked lutein to cognition in older adults, but little is known about lutein in young children, despite structural brain development. We determined lutein(More)
Choline and glycine are inter-related through their roles in methyl metabolism. Choline is metabolized to betaine, which donates a methyl group to homocysteine to form methionine, also generating dimethylglycine, which is further metabolized to glycine. Choline is transported across the placenta and is higher in fetal than maternal plasma. Placental glycine(More)
BACKGROUND Ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI) represents a serious problem of transplanted kidneys from a non-heart-beating donor (NHBD). It is probably the main cause of primary a function or delayed graft function. The aim of the experimental study was to demonstrate on an experimental model the possibilities of reduction of IRI by intravenous application(More)