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  • H P Misra
  • 1979
Diethyldithiocarbamate reacted with superoxide dismutase from bovine erythrocytes. Changes in both optical and esr spectra, which accompanied this reaction, indicated involvement of the Cu(II). The reaction was accelerated by raising the concentrations of the reactants, elevating the temperature, and lowering the pH, in the range 10.2 to 5.5, and it was(More)
Pirfenidone (Pf), a new broad-spectrum anti-fibrotic agent, is known to offer protection against lung fibrosis in vivo in laboratory animals, and against mitogenesis and collagen formation by human lung fibroblasts in vitro. Because reactive oxygen species are thought to be involved in these events, we investigated the mechanism(s) by which Pf ameliorates(More)
Genistein, a flavonoid in legumes and some herbal medicines, has various biological actions. However, studies on whether genistein has an effect on pancreatic beta-cell function are very limited. In the present study, we investigated the effect of genistein on beta-cell proliferation and cellular signaling related to this effect and further determined its(More)
Polyamines (cadaverine, putrescine, spermidine, spermine) have been shown to be present in all prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, and proposed to be important anti-inflammatory agents. Some polyamines at high concentrations are known to scavenge superoxide radicals in vitro. We have investigated the possible antioxidant properties of polyamines and found(More)
DNA-protein complexes (DPCs) were induced in human leukemic T-lymphocyte MOLT4 cells by treatment with potassium chromate. DPCs were isolated by ultracentrifugal sedimentation in the presence of 2% SDS and 5 M urea. The complexes were analyzed by two-dimensional SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Three acidic proteins of 74, 44, and 42 kDa and a basic(More)
Spin trapping techniques combined with electron spin resonance spectroscopy were used to capture and detect free radicals generated in vivo during exposure to ionizing radiation. Tissue extracts of mice given an intraperitoneal or intragastric dose of the spin trap, alpha-phenyl-t-butyl nitrone prior to exposure to gamma radiation (2 to 5 Gy), contained a(More)