F W Perrella

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EZ-FIT, an interactive microcomputer software package, has been developed for the analysis of enzyme kinetic and equilibrium binding data. EZ-FIT was designed as a user-friendly menu-driven package that has the facility for data entry, editing, and filing. Data input permits the conversion of cpm, dpm, or optical density to molar per minute per milligram(More)
The dorsal skin of female CD-1 mice was treated with triethylenemelamine (TEM) to determine whether this agent acted either as a complete carcinogen or as an initiator of carcinogenesis. A dose of 0.01-1.0 mumol of TEM applied once a week for 32 weeks to the skin of the backs of mice did not produce any detectable tumors. A dose of 2.5 mumol applied once a(More)
Phosphoinositide phospholipase C activity was investigated in human melanoma grown as solid tumor xenografts in nude mice. The enzyme was dependent on calcium for activity and was stimulated by the detergent deoxycholate. The pH optimum was 5.5 in the absence of detergent, and in the presence of deoxycholate two pH maxima were present, 5.5 and 7.2.(More)
The novel anticancer drug candidate brequinar sodium (DuP 785, NSC 368390, 6-fluoro-2-(2'-fluoro-1,1'-biphenyl-4-yl)-3-methyl-4-quinoline- carboxylic acid sodium salt) was shown previously to be an inhibitor of dihydroorotate dehydrogenase, the fourth enzyme of the de novo pyrimidine biosynthetic pathway. Brequinar sodium inhibits the activity of this(More)
Rat liver and hepatoma nuclei were incubated in vitro with [3H]nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide to allow synthesis of a polymer of adenosine diphosphoribose subunits joined in an 1',2' ribose-ribose linkage. The addition of 1 mM spermine altered the adenosine 5'-diphosphate (ADP) ribosylation patterns of nuclear proteins in hepatoma, host liver, and(More)
The tumor promoter 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) binds reversibly and with high affinity and specificity to nuclear macromolecules in mouse epidermis. The dissociation constants determined from Scatchard analysis of epidermal nuclei and nuclear macromolecules are 3.58 +/- 0.66 (S.E.) and 2.18 +/- 0.54 nM, respectively. The solubilization of TPA(More)
A series of nitrocoumarin and nitrochromene derivatives have been prepared and shown to inhibit the phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C(PLC)(IC50 < 10 micrograms/mL) isolated from human melanoma. The inhibition of PLC by nitrocoumarin 4a was time-dependent and irreversible. The inhibition of PLC was shown to interfere with inositide metabolism in(More)
Phospholipase C was purified from human melanoma grown as solid tumors in nude mice. The specific activity of the pure enzyme was approx. 100 mumol/min per mg; its apparent molecular mass was determined by sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis to be 150 kDa. The enzyme required calcium for activity and was activated by deoxycholate in(More)