Eileen Patten

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Dietary agents that induce glutathione S-transferases and related detoxification systems (Phase 2 enzyme inducers) are thought to prevent cancer by enhancing elimination of chemical carcinogens. The present study shows that compounds of this group (benzyl isothiocyanate, allyl sulfide, dimethyl fumarate, butylated hydroxyanisole) activated apoptosis in(More)
Benzyl isothiocyanate (BIT), a microconstituent found in cruciferous vegetables, is known to be a potent inducer of the detoxification enzyme, NAD(P)H: quinone reductase (QR). QR catalyzes a two-electron transfer to a wide variety of redox-cycling species, including quinones, transforming them into dihydrodiols, thereby preventing the mutation of DNA and(More)
Within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is a provision setting up a program for the implementation of accountable care organizations (ACOs). This article explains the proposed ACO model and discusses major implications regarding this model of health care reform including the following: What will it take to implement the program(More)
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been found to reduce cancer rates in various segments of the gastro-intestinal tract in both animals and humans. In this study we examined the effect of sulindac, sulindac sulfide, sulindac sulfone and aspirin on QR and GST activity. We found that sulindac itself increased QR activity as much as 2-fold(More)
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