Kristen Muirhead

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A series of novel bicyclic analogues of kynurenine were synthesised as inhibitors of kynureninase. The tryptophan-induced bacterial enzyme from Pseudomonas. fluorescens was compared to the constitutive recombinant human enzyme expressed in a baculovirus/insect cell system, with regard to their inhibition by these compounds. All the compounds studied were(More)
Excessive iron absorption is one of the main features of β-thalassemia and can lead to severe morbidity and mortality. Serial analyses of β-thalassemic mice indicate that while hemoglobin levels decrease over time, the concentration of iron in the liver, spleen, and kidneys markedly increases. Iron overload is associated with low levels of hepcidin, a(More)
Adenylosuccinate synthetase has been purified more than 250-fold from extracts of rabbit muscle acetone powder by heating to 60”, ammonium sulfate fractionation, phosphocellulose and hydroxylapatite chromatography, and Sephadex G-150 gel filtration. Crystals have been obtained by dialysis against 60 to 67% ammonium sulfate. Enzyme activity is stable for(More)
The coordinated gold compound, 2,3,4,6-tetra-O-acetyl-1-thio-beta-D-glucopyranosato-S-triethyl phosphine gold (auranofin; Ridaura), was evaluated for antitumor activity in a variety of mouse tumor models. Of the 15 tumor models evaluated, auranofin was found to be active only against i.p. P388 leukemia. A number of dose schedules was used to measure(More)
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