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Silybin (a flavonolignan, the main component of silymarin, an extract from the seeds of Silybum marianum) has been used to date mostly as a hepatoprotectant. However, it also has other interesting activities, e.g., anticancer and hypocholesterolemic effects. It is also known that silybin can inhibit the activities of the cytochrome P450 (P450) enzymes. In(More)
Synthetic cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors have recently been referred to as effective antiproliferative agents. This study was conducted to characterize clearance of a 3H-labeled, trisubstituted purine-type inhibitor, 8-[3H]bohemine [6-benzylamino-2-(3-hydroxypropylamino)-9-isopropylpurine], in mice. Radioactivity profiles were analyzed by liquid(More)
Siderophores play important roles in microbial iron piracy, and are applied as infectious disease biomarkers and novel pharmaceutical drugs. Inductively coupled plasma and molecular mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) combined with high resolution separations allow characterization of siderophores in complex samples taking advantages of mass defect data filtering,(More)
SP600125, a specific inhibitor of c-Jun-N-Terminal kinase (JNK), was reported as a ligand and antagonist of aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) [Joiakim A, Mathieu PA, Palermo C, Gasiewicz TA, Reiners Jr JJ. The Jun N terminal kinase inhibitor SP600125 is a ligand and antagonist of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor. Drug Metab Dispos 2003;31(11):1279-82]. Here we(More)
In this study, we developed a new liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) method for analysis of the protoberberine alkaloid palmatine and its metabolites with separation performed on a cyanopropyl-modified stationary phase. Palmatine (10 μM) was metabolized using suspensions of human hepatocytes and human recombinant cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes.(More)
Purines and pyrimidines are of interest owing to their significance in processes in living organisms. Mass spectrometry is a promising analytical tool utilized in their analysis. Two atmospheric pressure ionization (API) methods (electrospray ionization (ESI) and atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (APCI)) in both negative and positive modes applied to(More)
A fully automated atmospheric pressure ionization platform has been built and coupled with a commercial high-resolution Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer (FTICR-MS) instrument. The outstanding performance of this instrument allowed screening on the basis of exact masses in imaging mode. The main novel aspect was in the integration(More)
Crude extract of Aspergillus niger AKU 3302 mycelia incubated with methylamine showed a single amine oxidase activity band in a developed polyacrylamide gel that weakly cross-reacted with the antibody against a copper/topa quinone-containing amine oxidase (AO-II) from the same strain induced by n-butylamine. Since the organism cannot grow on methylamine and(More)
High-performance liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (HPLC/MS) analysis of anionic species such as sulphonic acid dyes and intermediates requires volatile ion-pairing mobile phase additives. Six di- and trialkylammonium acetates were compared with tetraalkylammonium salts and ammonium acetate in the concentration range 0-20 mmol l(-1) as mobile phase(More)