Francis F Tukov

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Exposure to a nontoxic dose of bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) increases the hepatotoxicity of the histamine-2 (H2) receptor antagonist, ranitidine (RAN). Because some of the pathophysiologic effects associated with LPS are mediated through the expression and release of inflammatory mediators such as tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF), this study was(More)
Xenobiotic-inflammation interactions lead to hepatotoxicity in vivo. Selected xenobiotic agents (acetaminophen, APAP; chlorpromazine, CPZ; allyl alcohol, AlOH; monocrotaline, MCT) for which this occurs were evaluated for ability to elicit the release of Kupffer cell (KC)-derived inflammatory mediators and to modulate lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated(More)
Repin, a major constituent in extracts of the plant Centaurea repens is thought to be the active principal responsible for the development of equine nigropallidal encephalomalacia (ENE), a fatal Parkinson-like neurodegenerative disorder in horses. Although the exact mechanism by which ingestion of this weed causes ENE is uncertain, a limited body of(More)
Prolonged ingestion of Yellow Starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis) and Russian Knapweed (Centaurea repens) by horses has been shown to result in a fatal neurodegenerative disorder called equine nigropallidal encephalomalacia (ENE). Bioassay-guided fractionation of extracts from Centaurea species using the PC12 cell line have led to the identification of one(More)
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