F L Siegel

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The glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) constitute a family of cytosolic isoenzymes and a structurally unrelated microsomal enzyme that is involved in the detoxication of electrophilic xenobiotics. These enzymes also participate in the intracellular binding and transport of a broad range of lipophilic compounds including bilirubin, and hormones such as the(More)
We determined the calmodulin concentration and Ca2+-ATPase activity in subcellular fractions recovered from samples of vastus lateralis muscle obtained from 18 patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, 10 patients with other primary myopathies, 5 with spinal muscular atrophy, and 16 age-matched controls. Calmodulin levels were increased in the cytosol,(More)
PURPOSE The glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) constitute a family of cytosolic isoenzymes that are involved in the detoxication of electrophilic xenobiotics. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the concentration and cellular distribution of the various classes of cytosolic GSTs in the retina of control and triethyl lead-treated rats and(More)
The posttranslational modification of calmodulin has been studied in six brain regions and the anterior pituitary. Carboxylmethylation, calmodulin converting enzyme, and calmodulin (lysine) N-methyltransferase activities were determined. Incubation of calmodulin with cytosolic extracts of these tissues in the presence of the methyl donor(More)
The glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) are a family of isoenzymes involved in the detoxication of a variety of electrophilic xenobiotics. The present investigation demonstrates that GST activity and the concentration of cytosolic GSTs in cerebellar cortex of Gunn rats were increased in hyperbilirubinaemic animals compared with non-jaundiced controls.(More)
The developing mammalian cochlea is especially sensitive to chemical toxins. In rats, the period of increased sensitivity falls roughly between postnatal days (P) 8 and 28. One unexplored hypothesis for this 'sensitive period' is that young cochleas may have immature complements of detoxification enzymes. Glutathione-S-transferases (GSTs) are a family of(More)
A clinical isolate of type I Herpes virus was injected intracerebrally in 4-week-old Balb/C mice. Bilateral ocular disease was observed initially clinically as a leukocoria and an anterior uveitis on the 7th to 11th postinjection days. By day 21 an organized vascularized retrolental membrane had formed with resolution of active inflammation and secondary(More)
Synaptosomes from five regions of adult rat brain were isolated, analyzed for methyl acceptor proteins, and probed for methyltransferases by photoaffinity labeling. Methylated proteins of 17 and 35 kDa were observed in all regions, but cerebellar synaptosomes were enriched in a 21-26-kDa family of methyl acceptor proteins and contained a unique major(More)
We have used fast protein liquid chromatography (FPLC) and reverse-phase HPLC to rapidly resolve carboxylmethylated proteins in cultured pituitary GH3 cells. This procedure preserves labile carboxylmethyl esters, which are lost under the usual procedures employed for protein fractionation. GH3 cells were incubated with [methyl-3H]-methionine in culture and(More)